Featured

How to Save 2 Hours a Day

Productivity Improvement Starts with Improving Your Awareness The first step in improving your daily results (work and personal) is to become more of your time and how you’re using it. That will

Read More
How to Save 2 Hours a Day

Becoming a Well Organized Sales Pro

BECOMING A “CAN’T MISS” SALES PROFESSIONAL Zig Ziglar said, “In the sales world, qualities such as organization, discipline, commitment combined with sales knowledge, a caring

Read More
Becoming a Well Organized Sales Pro

Ten Ways to become More Analytical

The faster you go, the less control you will feel and the greater the chance you’ll be on autopilot. The first skill you lose is clear or analytical thinking. Here are ten steps you can take to

Read More
Ten Ways to become More Analytical

Getting Things Done Using Influence

In today’s business environment it seems like having influence is becoming more and more important. Without influence it’s difficult to accomplish what you really need to get done. It coul

Read More
Getting Things Done Using Influence

Increasing Your Emotional Intelligence

So the key to emotional intelligence is to develop your awareness of your emotions, then understand them, then how to manage them. Once you master this then you can better recognize and understand oth

Read More
Increasing Your Emotional Intelligence

Ten Ways to become More Analytical

0
by on April 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm

The faster you go, the less control you will feel and the greater the chance you’ll be on autopilot. The first skill you lose is clear or analytical thinking. Here are ten steps you can take to become a more analytic or strategic thinker:

  1. At the end of the day, review your list. Have a good reason for everything you got done and everything you didn’t.
  2. Use today’s results to make a better tomorrow. Look at your list, what affected your day and how could you use that to improve your results tomorrow.
  3. Plan at the end of each day so when you open email first thing the next day, you can prioritize your responses based on what you already have on your list. (Discipline)
  4. Before you start typing an email identify: Why are writing it? What do I want the other person to do? How can I get him or her to answer mine first? When do I really need an answer by and why?
  5. Before you accept a meeting invite be sure you know the purpose of the meeting and why you’ve been invited. Always ask for an agenda.
  6. When you get new tasks or projects always ask, “When do you really need it by (and why?”) This will help you prioritize each request more accurately.
  7. Think before you act. Pause, consider, question, then decide. (This will prevent “shooting from the hip.”
  8. Create a single list, (paper or electronic), so you can see everything you need to complete in one place. That will make your prioritizing more accurate.
  9. Use your energy cycles in your decisions. When you are best, choose more difficult, high payoff tasks. When your energy is low choose easier tasks. This is a strategic match-up.
  10. At the end of every week (when you’re making your list for next week), if you have to transfer tasks to next week ask, Why? What am I going to do differently next week to get it done? Is it really a priority?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Contact Us

Zeigler Learning LLC
15825 Northstone Dr.
Huntersville, NC 28078

Toll Free: 1-800-835-6839

Email: KZeigler@KZTraining.com