1.2 The Power of Priorities

Course Overview

You are confronted with the paradox of choice: The more options you have, the less likely you are to choose any of them. This is why setting priorities is a key factor in determining how efficient and ultimately, successful, a person is.  

This course is designed to introduce several models for setting priorities and help you understand how why and when they can be used.  You’ll have an opportunity to try them out in your own life/work and determine which model you prefer.  Note that different models can be used at different times and the ability to select the appropriate model for the situation is a powerful skill used by highly effective people. 

Introductory Video

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will understand the following: 

  • Understand the importance of prioritizing well
  • Develop a framework for understanding priorities
  • Learn four models for setting priorities
  • Experience approaches toward setting priorities
  • Feel confident in effectively setting and achieving priorities

Study Guide

We know that different people like to learn in different ways. If you like to write notes as you work through a course, here’s a handy study guide (.PDF) for you, in printable or “fillable” form. Use the printable version if you would like to print out the study guide and write down your notes. Or, if you prefer to use a PDF reader you can take notes on your favorite handheld device using the “fillable” version. 

Power of Priorities Study Guide – Printable

Power of Priorities Study Guide – Fillable PDF