July 2022 Newsletter

What NOT to Do?

Time ManagementSo much time is spent determining what to do - but when was the last time you considered what NOT to do? 

The Four Ds of Time Management - Do, Defer (Delay), Delegate, and Delete (Drop) - provides a framework for prioritizing how you spend your time on the things that matter most. It gives you permission to identify things that are time vampires and stop doing them.

Try using this filter next time you’re feeling overwhelmed with a long to-do list:

Do – These are tasks that take just a few minutes to complete and help build momentum toward completing larger projects. Examples include answering emails or returning an important client phone call.

Defer (Delay) – Sometimes tasks are better off being temporarily paused and can be rescheduled for a more opportune time. If something is not urgent, consider whether it can be tackled later.

Delegate – Delegating tasks can be good time management, but many fail to do so. What is the best use of YOUR time, and what important tasks can you delegate to someone else?

Delete (Drop) – Deleting tasks means being ruthless with task prioritization. Consider whether it matches your job description, who would benefit or suffer from doing or dropping the work, and whether it moves you toward a desired outcome.

The Four D’s take intention and commitment - but once you’re in the swing of it you’ll find workload pressure easing and an increased ability to focus on and complete what’s most important. 

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 On the Bookshelf


The Art of Followership: How Great Followers Create Great Leaders and Organizations

by Ronald E. Riggio, Ira Chaleff and Jean Lipman-Blumen

This book examines the multiple roles followers play and their often complex relationship to leaders. With contributions from leading scholars and practitioners from the burgeoning field of leadership/followership studies, this groundbreaking book outlines how followers contribute to effective leadership and to organizations overall.

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10 tips to be more confident at work

Don't be afraid to be great
If you’re ready to power-up
your confidence at work, you’re about to drastically improve your performance. Nearly all workers say they perform better when they feel confident at work. HR leaders say the trait can generate resilient, productive, and loyal employees. But what exactly is confidence?

From an article by Laura Clark at Trello Blog.

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"Breakthrough Mindset: Using the Power of Focus to Create Peak Performance" July 27 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM PT


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People-Centered Change Initiative


Cal Poly Humboldt's People-Centered Change Initiative draws on methodology and practices developed by Prosci. In this article by Prosci, explore the basics of People-Centered Change (aka Change Management). And to learn more about our our own People-Centered Change Initiative, visit PCCI.Humboldt.edu.

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Collaborate from anywhere using Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 unlocks the modern ways of working. No matter if you’re working from home or if there’s an emergency while you’re away, you can have the peace of mind that you’ve got the tools to help you adapt from wherever you are.

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