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The Diagrams Book by Kevin Duncan

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12 THE PRIORITY MATRIX

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• The Priority Matrix helps establish what order of priority you are going to give to the jobs on your checklist.

• It can equally be applied to a day, a week, a month, or even a year.

• The vertical axis represents urgent/not urgent, and the horizontal one is important/not important.

• If it is urgent and important, it falls in the top right, and you should do it now. The precise definition of ‘now’ may vary. Start with today and put the tasks in priority order.

• If it is urgent but not important, delegate it if you can, or do it quickly first to get it out of the way and meet the deadline.

• If it is important but not ...

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