Managing Multiple Demands: Beware the Tyranny of the Urgent

As expectations change and demands from staff, customers, clients and family increase, juggling becomes a key skill. Combating distractions and controlling time requires effective planning strategies, setting realistic deadlines and balancing external demands for your attention with your need for uninterrupted time. Hear ways to manage multiple demands, when to use "smart multi-tasking," and how to do more with limited resources. Learn to recognize the "tyranny of the urgent" and what to do to avoid falling victim. This session will explore innovative methods to successfully negotiate with your boss, 5 ways to get "back-burner" projects started before the drop dead date and how to control interruptions. Examples of practical techniques that can be used immediately will be emphasized.