We are surrounded by noise and countless competing priorities. It's stressful, overwhelming, and almost impossible to focus on what really matters.
And it's exactly that focus — the decision of where you invest your time and resources, and the decision of when to say 'no' — that will make the difference to... well, everything.
So how can you effectively prioritise? When should you say 'no'? Here are some models to help. I've chunked them into four main areas to help you prioritise which ones are most relevant for you right now (ironic right?). So let's dive in:
Prioritising the big life choices:
- Buffet's Two Lists
Prioritising fast and in multiple contexts:
- Eisenhower Matrix
- Pareto Principle
- Impact Effort Matrix
Prioritising products and requirements
- Kano Model
- MOSCOW Method
- RICE Score
Prioritising for business
- BCG Growth-Share Matrix
- GE McKinsey Nine Box Matrix
Let's get into more detail with each:
That's it for this Playbook. It's a broad overview, covering a range of prioritisation models. Keep an eye out for future Playbooks that will get into alternative combinations and specific areas.
Until then, may you say 'no' when it counts so you can stay sane and make a huge impact as a result!
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