Habit Three; Put First things first / the 7HHEP (cont.)

Becoming a Quadrant II self-Manager; a method of practice presented by the author:

1-Identifying roles: write down you key roles, whatever comes immediately to your mind.
Here are two examples:

2-Selecting goals: select one or two results you want to accomplish in each role during a week period. Provided that they are tied to the longer-term goal you identified in conjunction with your personal mission statement.

3- Scheduling: spread those activities (goals) on a week timetable according to your preference, but remember to put first thing first and delegate other activities as much as you see fit.

4- Daily Adapting: when your prioritization is done on weekly bases and connected to your higher goals, your daily activities is readily adapted and can be modified each day according to your daily chores.

5- Living it: as you go through your week, there will be times when you find yourself obliged to attend to activities that are urgent but not important, or pleasure escaping as in Quadrant IV. Your principle center, your self-awareness and your conscience can provide you with a sense of security, guidance and wisdom to empower you to use your independent will and stay as much as possible in Quadrant II.

6- Delegating: there are two types of delegation:

Gofer Delegation: which means “go for this, go for that, do this, do that and tell me when it’s done”. This type of delegation gets the job done, but it is not a full delegation that gets others to accomplish full results, you’d find yourself on your toes with each delegated activity.

Stewardship Delegation: this type of delegation is focused on results instead of methods. You should be clear in presenting your desired results, and should give guidelines, but the method should be left to others to choose. You should also set up standards of performance that will be used to evaluate results, as well as specify times when evaluation will take place. Also the results of the evaluation should be clear, i.e. what will happen; good or bad, reward and punishment.
This type of delegation although takes longer in the beginning, it is far more beneficial in the long run and is a full delegation process.

PS; This post is a continuation of the last post of 7HHEP.Your questions, enquiries as well as participation are highly appreciated 🙂 )

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracey
    Apr 01, 2005 @ 23:10:00

    Hi, My name is Tracey Newson, I am the author of the poem ‘You Walked Lightly’, I would like to thank you for honoring me by using my work. I enjoyed your site immensly.


  2. AyyA
    Apr 02, 2005 @ 18:07:00

    Correction dear, the honor is mine for first posting your lovely poem, and now for seeing your comment, thank you for taking the time, I really appreciate it.


  3. Tracey
    Apr 05, 2005 @ 08:30:00

    You are so welcome!! It is a wonderful feeling when someone uses your work, extremely Flattering.

    God Bless



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