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Managing Priorities: How to Create Better Plans and Make Smarter Decisions (Paperback)

Managing Priorities: How to Create Better Plans and Make Smarter Decisions By Harry Max, Luke Hohmann (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Harry Max, Luke Hohmann (Foreword by)
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"Because time, attention, and resources are finite, wise prioritization lies at the heart of any flourishing organization or meaningful life. Yet there's surprisingly little actionable advice on how to do it well--and many seductive reasons to avoid it entirely. This approachable, psychologically astute, and deeply practical book has the potential to change all that. Reading it is well worth your time."

--Oliver Burkeman, author of Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

Managing Priorities is your guide to prioritizing anything--anytime
and anywhere. Harry Max digs into the best practices for prioritization at
Apple, DreamWorks, NASA, Adobe, Google, Microsoft, and beyond, and brings them
together in a single, practical method that you can apply step by step.


Who Should Read This Book?

Every business person who is even remotely interested in prioritization should read Managing
Priorities. Whatever you need to prioritize--tasks, goals, OKRs,
projects--this book is for you. Specific chapters are dedicated to what needs
to happen and when for individuals, teams, and whole organizations.


Takeaways

  • Learn what prioritization is.
  • Gain insight into the costs of not prioritizing intentionally.
  • Explore different methods of prioritization, including the Eisenhower Matrix, the Analytic Hierarchy Process, the Max Priorities Pyramid, Paired Comparison, Stack Ranking, and more (highlighted in the Appendix).
  • Apply the author's DEGAP(R) method of prioritization with its five phases: Decide, Engage, Gather, Arrange, Prioritize.
  • Identify, understand, and address your current state or lack of prioritization (the context of your problem, the people involved, and the issues surrounding timing).
  • Use a scale to differentiate items to prioritize and arrange them appropriately.
  • Select an approach to prioritization that works for your specific situation.

About the Author


Harry Max is an executive player-coach, consultant, and hands-on product design and development leader with vision and a solid grasp of operations. He is a managing partner at Peak Priorities, LLC. Harry works with senior leaders and their teams to help them realize their visions by zeroing in on pragmatic solutions to complex challenges.

An early pioneer in e-commerce, Harry was a co-founder of Virtual Vineyards (Wine.com), where his designs powered the interaction model behind the first usable and secure online shopping cart. He studied at UCSC and Cabrillo College and lives in Boulder Creek, California.

Website: www.harrymax.com

Praise For…


“People have long known it is important to have clear priorities and then focus on them. But no one ever tells you how to do it. But that’s exactly what Harry Max does in Managing Priorities, where he clearly lays out the steps that anyone can use to be
more productive and effective. It’s required reading for anyone wanting to be a better business leader.” —Marc Randolph, co-founder and first CEO of Netflix

Managing Priorities employs a brilliantly simple approach to demystify the ‘how’ of prioritizing, ultimately paving the way for improved decisions and outcomes.” —Bob Cagle, co-founder/CEO productOps, Inc.

“Because time, attention, and resources are finite, wise prioritization lies at the
heart of any flourishing organization or meaningful life. Yet there’s surprisingly little actionable advice on how to do it well—and many seductive reasons to avoid it entirely. This approachable, psychologically astute, and deeply practical book has the potential
to change all that. Reading it is well worth your time.” —Oliver Burkeman, Author of Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals



Product Details
ISBN: 9781959029007
ISBN-10: 1959029002
Publisher: Two Waves Books
Publication Date: May 14th, 2024
Pages: 232
Language: English