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Effective Executive by Mind Map: Effective Executive
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Effective Executive

Get the knowledge

What needs to be done

Set priorities

What an organization needs

After doing top-priority tasks, reevaluate your priorities

5. Make Effective Decisions

make effective decisions

start out with what is right

Focus on results not work

Write an action plan

Statement of intentions that needs to include:

1. Know Thy Time

Log ones time 2 x year

Don't do what doesn't matter

Delegate what can be

Identify time-wasters

Group time together

Consolidate "discretionary time"

Have a responsibility for an organization

Responsibility should be result oriented

Show you are willing to be accountable for certain results.

4. Concentrate on a few areas that produce outstanding results

Concentration is the secret!

The more one can concentrate time, effort, and resources, the greater the number and diversity of tasks one can actually perform.

Act

First thing first

Consider taking responsibilities

Focus on opportunities

Make meeting productive

Executive realities

Know they are within an organization

See the things from inside, not outside

Keep on operating

Know executive's time belongs to others

3. Build on strengths

Staff from Strength

Manage Your Boss

Make Yourself Effective

2. Focus on Outward Contribution

Direct results should be clearly visible.

Identify the goal and purpose of organization.

Specialize in one thing.

Look for unused potential in your job.

Four basic requirements of effective human relations:

Effectiveness is

Getting the right things done

The specific technology of the knowledge worker in the organization

Can be learned, must be learned

The secret of which is concentration

Five habits of the mind

Setting up priorities

Reassessing decisions and situations to make sure they are right for the company

Effectiveness is not

Efficiency

Skills learned through training

Knowledge learned through books

Inborn talent

What you want to do.

Concept Map Outline

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3265819/McNeill-2007-Effectiveness-Concept-Map

Think and Say "We"

Need to put the needs and opportunities of the organization before themselves

Rules for determining priorities

Pick the future against the past

Focus on opportunity rather than the problem

Choose your own direction-rather than climb on the bandwagon

Aim high, for something that will make a difference (vs safe & easy to do)