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Big Bang Your Project Prioritization

Mary Lee Gannon

 Mary Lee Gannon, CAE

The Life/Career

Transformation Coach

From Welfare to CEO of organizations with up to

$26 million in assets

  

Mary Lee Gannon is a Life/Career Transformation Coach, strategic planning consultant and president of 
StartingOverNow.com - a coaching and consulting firm that helps people and organizations transform to personal and financial abundance. 
She is a graduate of the Duquesne University's Professional Coaching Program, an alumnus of the 2010 Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference and a Certified Association Executive. 

 

Mary Lee's personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took she and the children from the country club life to public assistance from where she earned success to support her family.

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Clients are from throughout the US and are individuals in transition because of divorce, career change, empty nest, relocation, or leaders at small to mid-size corporations or non-profits who seek a new direction. What keeps them up at night is not having a vision or strategy to move them forward. They see the future very much like the present +/- 10% and know what that has cost them in growth, income and fulfillment. They are working hard but not smart because there is a lack of vision, goals, accountability or good work/life balance in place to produce exceptional results. So bureaucracy, personal agendas and cynicism have grabbed hold when what they want is rekindled passion to be their best or create the best product or service in their industry at a rate of high performers who are fulfilled by a lifestyle friendly business.

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Mary Lee Ganon is Recognized 

Michelle Wright of WTAE-TV, Mary Lee Gannon and Beth Caldwell of PPW - Women of Integrity Award 

Mary Lee Gannon is awarded the 2012
"Woman of Integrity" award by Pittsburgh
Professional Women on December 1st at Le Mont.  Awardees are women of distinction who have balanced career and civic responsibility, who share their success by mentoring others and
supporting their communities.  Pictured
here with Michelle Wright of WTAE-TV
and Beth Caldwell of PPW.

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Cover to Starting Over Book
Starting Over

Mary Lee's personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother, with four children under seven-years-old, who endured a divorce that took she and the children from the country club life to public assistance. From there, within a short time, she worked to the level of CEO, directing three hospital foundations over the last 16 years each with assets of up to $26 million.  

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Many of my clients complain that they have too much on their plate and feel they never really accomplish what they want to get done. Conflicting priorities keep them busy yet often they feel as if they are running in place. If you have a system to prioritize what needs to be done you will likely move forward more quickly. Men, as a whole, are better at doing this than women. Men traditionally stay with one project until it is completed. Women tend to juggle multiple projects - home, children, and career and do it very well. But when it comes to the work environment, sometimes they have a hard time switching gears to a single focus.

 

President Dwight D. Eisenhower said, "What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important." His Matrix of prioritizing work is a standard for optimum productivity. I give my clients a twist on this matrix and suggest that they do the following.

  

Big Bang Your Project Prioritization

 

1.  Start each day with a list of things that need to be done.

 

2.  Rate each project/item 1 through 4 as to:

        Big Pressure versus Big Picture Projects:

1.  Big Picture/Big Pressure - Finish today

2.  Big Picture/Little Pressure - Plan a specific time to finish

3.  Little Picture/Big Pressure - Delegate

4.  Little Picture/Little Pressure - Eliminate  

 

3.  At the end of each day re-rate these tasks so that you know where you are when you start the day tomorrow. Include the projects added throughout the day.

 

4.  Complete my Triple Five Report every week to gauge your productivity. (In this report you list your "Five Goals for the Week," "Biggest Frustrations," and rate "How You Did on Last Weeks' Goals.")

 

If you keep a running list of all of your priorities nothing will slip through the cracks. You will find that as you focus on the big picture items and dedicate specific time to complete the others you will not busy yourself with putting out fires, opening email and answering the phone to feel productive which is of course working on someone else to-do list. Start now!

  

Get Mary Lee's article: Be More  Productive - How to Help Yourself and the People  Around You Exceed Goals 

 

         

 

Mary Lee gives executive coaching tips in MONEY MAGAZINE.

 

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Mary Lee Gannon is the president of StartingOverNow.com - Transforming People and Organizations with Goals-to-Results. With more than 16 years of experience as a CEO of organizations with up to $26 million in assets, Mary Lee coaches individuals and organizations with a Goals-Accountability-Results system. Read testimonials from her clients.  She is a graduate of The Duquesne University Professional Coaching Program and an alumnus of the 2010 Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference. Her personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took she and the children from the country club life to public assistance from where she rose to the level of CEO to support her family.  Areas of Specialty: Strategic Planning / Board Development /  Executive Coaching / Healthcare / Public Relations / Meeting Facilitation / Leadership / Productivity / Life/Career Transition.  Her book "Starting Over - 25 Rules for When You've Bottomed Out" is available in bookstores and from online booksellers.  

  

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