The Art of Getting Things Done

Many people are overworked, overwhelmed, frustrated, or stressed out. The pace of work and life has and WILL continue to accelerate.

  • In the 1970's, good time management was the key to success.
  • The 1980s also required good time management skills, plus the ability to deal with paper proliferation and basic computer skills.
  • Success in the 1990s required OUTSTANDING time management, powerful mechanisms to minimize paperwork and a greater degree of computer savvy.
  • The millennium requires superb self-management skills, outstanding computer and communication skills AND the ability to cope with the increasing frenetic pace of technological innovation and customer demands.

The "Art of Getting Things Done" presents the practical strategies for controlling and changing the events in your life. This program will explore:

  1. Self-Management Solutions : The theme of this section is: "If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself." This quote by Norman Vincent Peale couldn't be more appropriate for dealing with life demands. Many people assume that when the workload or demands are heavy, the answer is to put more time in. The section presents strategies for working smarter, not harder.
  2. Fundamental Organizational Principles -This section presents three fundamental organization principles (The Slight Edge Principle, The Pareto Principle, and The Bowling Ball Principle)
  3. Overcoming Overcommitment -There is something very noble about getting things done; it feels good to accomplish! There is also the noble art of leaving things undone. Most people are chronically overcommited. They stay on the run, busily trying to accomplish. Sometimes what we need to learn is to say NO. NO can be a powerful, positive word--this section explains how.
  4. The Deadly Four : Paper, E-mail, Indecision, and Procrastination-This section presents The Deadly Four-how they get us and how to conquer them!
  5. Coping with Crisis and Conflict -How prepared are you for crisis? This section assesses your crisis preparedness and establishes contingency planning habits. The eight steps to crisis survival are discussed as well as differences between crisis and conflict.

We are conveniently located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince Georges County and can host your small-group training programs here or we can come to you anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic region.