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“Yes” vs. “Yes, If…”: Using Your Distinctive Contribution to Manage Priorities

“Yes” vs. “Yes, If…”: Using Your Distinctive Contribution to Manage Priorities | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

You’ve entered a world of perpetually unfinished business. Meetings end without resolution; discussions start and then stop without clear next steps; work is plagued by mistakes; miscommunications need to be clarified; and issues weigh on your mind because they are always partially addressed, but never fully resolved. This pattern can convert even the most talented individual leader into a mediocre performer who stays busy, but not productive.

 

To address your manager’s dilemma: Hone in on your distinctive contribution and be selective with the projects and priorities you accept. How you approach this subtle challenge has a great impact on your performance. You cannot make progress on the priorities that matter by changing superficial behaviors — for instance, by keeping to-do lists or sorting your email differently.

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To pick the right priorities for your time, hone in on the things that allow you to deliver your best..

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Five New Habits That Will Make You More Organized In 2016

Five New Habits That Will Make You More Organized In 2016 | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Getting organized is one of the most popular promises people make to themselves as they enter the New Year. But how can you keep your resolution instead of being part of the 92% of people who make them and fail?

Keep in mind that "a little better is a little better," says Fay Wolf, author of New Order: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (And Everyone Else). "Small steps are more likely to stick than trying to do over everything," she says.

Here are five things you can do to get organized and be more productive in 2016:

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Making small changes to your daily routine will make you more likely to follow through with your resolutions.

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