CEO’s secret to managing tasks

The CEOs around the world use this framework for prioritizing and arranging their tasks. This article shares their secret technique to help you manage your limited time more effectively and stay focused on what matters most to you.

You are the CEO of your life. You have an ever-growing to-do list. Since our responsibilities and demands limit our time, we have to choose carefully how we spend this precious resource to make sure that we align our tasks with our larger goals.

The framework

Types of Tasks — The Urgency Importance Matrix

How to manage each one of these — 4 D framework

Implementation — Todolist

Any To-do-list application can help you manage your tasks using this framework. I use the application named — Todoist . You can learn more here.

Look at your to-do list at the beginning of the workday and assess which tasks can be done quickly right now either by you or someone else, which ones to drop altogether, and which essential tasks to defer for now.

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