Manage to Your Advantage




Ask the most important questions first Prioritize the task that is closest to the bottomManage tasks like email, writing, and meetings


When you’re starting a new project, no matter what your job is, you may feel like you’re trapped in the classic Abbott and Costello routine: “Who’s on first? What? Who’s what?” Funny for them, but not so funny for you. You can free yourself by asking the most important first question: “Why?” The second question is then, “What’s the desired outcome or result we want from this?”


The answers to these questions will apply to all of your tasks. They will help you answer the classic time management question, “Is this the best use of my time right now?” Sometimes, ...

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