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Don't Carry the Wait: Conquer Procrastination Now

Half-day or Full-day

Objectives: To present easy-to-use practical techniques for identifying delaying behavior in others and practice ways to overcome the tendency to procrastinate. Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the hidden and subtle faces of this behavior and how it impacts performance
  • Assess their own procrastination cycle
  • State the 5 characteristics that procrastinators share
  • Outline strategies to stop procrastination Use 5 different ways to motivate others who delay

Description: If you are one to wait until the last minute, you are not alone. Procrastination is one of the most common responses to being overwhelmed. Too much change in too short a time can make putting things off irresistible. Learn to recognize the hidden faces of delay and the psychological "payoffs" in putting things off. Fear of failure as well as fear of success and the part it plays in the delay syndrome will be analyzed. The need for perfection and the tendency to clutter combine to make procrastination a complicated behavior that is often confused with laziness. We will discuss the easiest ways to make large or unpleasant tasks more approachable so you can regain control over the things you need to do. Areas to be covered include:

  • Myths About Chronic Delay
  • The Power of Procrastination
  • Your Procrastination Profile
  • 5 Characteristics of Procrastinators
  • Common Problem Areas
  • Procrastination as a Management Style
  • 11 Cures for Procrastination
  • How to Motivate a Procrastinator

Design: Participants will begin work on a delayed project during class. Emphasis will be placed on exercises, action planning and examples of practical techniques that can be used immediately. Class format is interactive, using small group interaction for problem solving. Participants will practice and receive feedback to reinforce the new skills.

© 2011 Smart Ways To Work | Odette Pollar | 1700 Brodway, 6th Floor Oakland, CA 94612
1-800-599-8463 | odette@smartwaystowork.com

©2011 Smart Ways To Work | Odette Pollar | 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 215 Oakland CA 94612
1-800-599-8463 | odette@smartwaystowork.com