Eventually, you and your boss may disagree about whether something should be a priority or how much attention to give it. If your boss is absolutely adamant, you may need to relent. But if there's room to make your case and this video shows you how you can persuade them effectively.
- [Narrator] Inevitably, there are going to be times … when you and your boss disagree about what … should be a priority. … Obviously if your boss says it's mission critical … and you want to keep your job, … you're going to have to relent. … But if it's not so black and white, … but you feel you have room to make your case, … here's how to do it. … First, make your case in the context of the company's … overall strategy. … If there's a project you think should be a priority … but your boss just doesn't see it. … Explain to them how it helps advance the larger … corporate strategy. … Maybe they just hadn't considered it in that light. … And it will help them understand why you think … it's so important. … Second, the issue may be capacity. … You just have too much to do. … If that's the case, sit your boss down and lay out … everything that's on your plate. … Ask them to help you prioritize so you can make … the right choices. … That may involve pushing certain deadlines back. … So you can focus on other things. …
Dorie shares techniques that you can leverage to get clarity on what to prioritize, as well as how to take action when you find yourself unsure of your next steps. She explores well-known frameworks, including the Eisenhower matrix and the Pareto principle, that can help you become more effective. Along the way, she shares how to find the motivation to get yourself going, maintain your momentum, and make it all the way to your goal.