The Time Management Matrix

Steve Tamayo

Do you ever feel like you’re running from crisis to crisis, always reacting, never in control of your time?

Stephen Covey’s Time Management Matrix provides a useful framework to help you take control of your calendar.

The Time Management Matrix hinges on this principle:

Putting first things first leads to long-term leadership success

The Time Management Matrix helps you identify “first things” and gives a structure that helps you put them first.

Covey breaks tasks up along two scales: Urgent and Important.

Some things are urgent and important.
Some things are urgent but not important.
Some things are not urgent and not important.
But the most important things we do are not urgent.
And so, the most important things often go undone.

Prayer.  Leadership development.  Fundraising.  Exercise.  Personal development.

If you want to take control of your schedule and experience long-term leadership success, you need to put first things first.  And the Time Management Matrix can help.

If you want to learn more about the Time Management Matrix, Celestine Chua provides an excellent and in-depth overview over at The Personal Excellence Blog.

By Steve Tamayo | Posted: Jan 31, 2011
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