Take a moment to think about your life and your goals. What are some things that you could do — but aren’t doing — that would significantly benefit your life and get your closer to achieving your goals? This is an important task, and one that you’re neglecting. This is where Stephen Covey’s time management matrix and the four quadrants come in. Quadrants organize tasks according to urgency and importance. Covey’s matrix allows you to prioritize what matters.
The 4 Quadrants of the 7 Habits help us manage our time and be proactive. But what are the Quadrants 1, 2, 3, and 4? How can they help us be more proactive and manage time efficiently? When attempting to prioritize time, we can turn to Stephen Covey’s 4 Quadrants. The 7 Habits Quadrants separate tasks by categorizing their levels of urgency and importance. See how you can be proactive with your time be managing it according to your values, according to Stephen Covey’s Quadrants.
How do you make sure you have time for your high-priority, Quadrant II goals, while also leaving room in your schedule for the unexpected? Delegate. To delegate means to assign tasks to others people or groups. Delegating is a way to manage time effectively, and helps you self-manage. There are two types of delegation, and learning how to delegate effectively will help you achieve the priorities you identified in your quadrant 2.
The Lean Startup uses the term “Validated Learning.” What does this mean? How does it differ from normal learning, and what does the “validated” mean? Learn from Eric Ries how to conduct validated learning in your startup.
Now that you’ve figured out an offering that offers superior utility to the customer, you need to figure out how to price it. How much should you charge for your blue ocean strategy product? Blue Ocean Strategy recommends using the price corridor, a way to maximize the success of your strategy. What is a price corridor, and how does it depend on your business? Learn more here.
Blue Ocean Strategy ends with ten Red Ocean Traps that can deter you from creating blue oceans or that jeopardize your execution. These will be phrased as myths that are then debunked:
What is Blue Ocean Strategy? Learn the definition of blue ocean strategy and the meaning of creating blue oceans here.
Although there are thousands of successful companies and leaders, only a few ever really change the world. What makes these different from the rest? What’s the key to learning how to be an inspiring leader? Inspiring leaders start with WHY – the vision and mission behind their efforts. Starting with WHY yields benefits like a more inspired team, more loyal customers, and enduring long-term success. We’ll cover how to be an inspiring leader by looking at the difference between energy and charisma. Learn how to discover your WHY and communicate it through your organization and to the outside world.
Simon Sinek views trust as foundational in a successful business. What is Simon Sinek’s advice on building trust in the workplace? Is it important to trust your gut? We’ll cover Simon Sinek’s views on trust and examine why trust is integral to creating and maintaining a successful business.
What are some of the biggest leadership weaknesses? How can you avoid them to more effectively manage your company and increase its success? Leadership weaknesses range from being egotistical to being in denial, and almost all of the most common ones have to do with having a fixed mindset. Learn why even the biggest names in business fail when they demonstrate these leadership weaknesses.