1. Is this Important..?
2. Is it Urgent..?
If the answer was NO to both he did not get involved! Here's a great 5 min sketchcast which explains the Time Matrix better than anything I've seen or tried myself. Here's the link; http://blog.lodewijkvdb.com/2007/08/sketchcast-2-using-the-eisenhower-matrix.html
Most people who engage a Coach are busy. Good Coaches use this approach as it does 2 fundamental things.
- It creates space. This allows room to look at what you do and space to make changes.
- It clarifies your own work patterns. These can be difficult to spot accurately on your own.
Without such an approach, you do not have any real framework to make decisions about things. This is an essential building block, it then highlights other areas to work on. Common skill gaps this throws up are; decision making, problem solving, learning how to say 'No', planning, scheduling, diary management. Nothing in itself is a panacea, but with the correct building blocks in the correct order you will improve quickly and continue to get better over time.
What's your own Achilles heel?!