Sunday, January 31, 2010

Overwhelmed Helps

My new management job is pushing me to the limits. I love the work and I believe in the importance of the mission. This is a one year position so I keep telling myself "You can do anything for only one year."

I am using every project management gem of wisdom I have ever learned.

Since I have little time to do anything but work I am calling on bloggers.

You are the smartest folks I know!!!

So what works for you when deadlines are overlapping and a staff looks up and asks "What's next?"

I'm all into Gantt charts, post it notes, datebooks, Outlook and anything I can work on in Excel and Access.

Champs....I can't wait.


Michael Lantz said...

The only thing I could tell you to do is pray to God about it.I know that you love your job,I hate mine.I think that the pay is terrible.I believe that God is the answer.He has a plan and a purpose for all our lives.

Red Letter Believers said...

I have supervised as many as 120 people at once and had tons of headaches. The kind of leadership you are seeking is so needed, but so rare in today's culture.

Most of all, they want to know you are in charge. "Don't just stand there, make a decision." they are almost begging for someone to step.

With your wisdom and demeanor, just start whittling away, one at a time.

Thats a big difference between men and women. Men are much better at "compartmentizling" and women "it's all part of the soup," so to speak.

Sometimes that bleeds over into the workplace.

Kay...just one thing at a time.

Praying for you. Miss you! - david

Pinkshoelady said...

Hi Kay,
It was good to see you visited the other day. I know you are busy.

One thing that helps me is to create a four catergory system.
I put everything I need to do in these four categories:

The urgent and important

The Not urgent but important

The not important but urgent

The niether urgent nor important.

This systtem helps me to see what has to be done first. Also if I can work a little on the stuff in any of the categories beside urgent and important then I can get a little ahead of the game so that those things never become urgent.

By the way,
I am running a visual mystery contest over at my blog this week. If you get a minute come and see.

love you

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Census worker came by on Monday and gave us our packet. I thought of you. Know this is your busiest time probably. Miss you. Just wanted to let you know you are not forgotten!

God bless! Mississippi

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

oh sweet Kay!! Hope things are going well and you find yourself answers to these questions! I have not been blog browsing for so long! Hope you are well and sending my love sweet friend!

Pinkshoelady said...

Are you still out there?
I haven't been for a long time either.
But I'm out here now
Wanna come out and play again and share wonderful truths and goodies with your bloggy friends.
I've missed you.

© 2008 Kay Martin

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For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

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