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I’m sure we all know how tricky time management and productivity can be, and also how crucial it is to be good at it, to succeed. So, I’d like to share a strategy of effectively managing all of those tasks you have at hand! 

Introducing Dwight Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States. He lived a super productive life, and during his presidency he implemented many transformational programs including NASA and the Atomic Energy act. Before then, he was a 5 star general in the US army, serving as the supreme commander, he was also the president of Columbia University… I could go on. 

My point is, he did all of this while still having time for personal interests and hobbies like painting and golfing. He was amazing at time management, and his most famous method of handling tasks, is called the Eisenhower Matrix

It’s a method of prioritising and sorting out your to-dos based on urgency and importance.  

It is super helpful is making us question what is important and actually necessary to do. I think that we often fill up our time with tasks that do not help us in reaching our core goals, and this method helps us narrow down our todos, saving us from wasting time, energy, and resources.

The 2nd and 3rd quadrant (not urgent important, urgent-not important) is what really minimises our productivity, if not properly managed and scheduled

I personally think its a fairly good way of understanding all that you have to do, what you should do first, and how you can deal with the rest. You don’t have to necessarily plan everything out this way, but its a good mindset to adopt when managing your workload. 

I’m so so awful at being concise (I’m so sorry for the long post!!) But I help this has helped you guys. Hopefully I’m going to post a printable of the matrix in the near future, so keep an eye out for that :)

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.
-Dwight Eisenhower

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Born on this day, General of the Army Dwight David (“Ike”) Eisenhower  (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969 ) was an esteemed career soldier who was the top Allied commander in Europe in World War II, rose to the rank of Five Star General and who served as the 34th President of the United States of America. (1953-1961). He first commanded Allied (British and American) troops invading North Africa in 1942 and Italy 1943, then became the Supreme Allied Commander of the forces that invaded Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and defeated the Germans in the West.

As the great American hero of the war, both parties wanted him as a presidential candidate. He kept out of politics until 1952, but was increasing hostile to the liberalism and corruption of the Truman Administration. In 1952 Ike argued for a vigorous anti-Communist foreign policy in defeating the isolationist Senator Robert A. Taft for the Republican nomination and was elected by a landslide. As president he followed conservative economic policies recommended by Taft, but continued what was left of the New Deal and expanded Social Security. In foreign policy he kept the containment policy in the Cold War and ended the Korean War. Eisenhower sponsored the Interstate Highway System, signed the first civil rights bill in 82 years, and promoted domestic policies known as “dynamic conservatism”. He repeatedly warned against deficit spending and launched no great moral crusade, nor did he engage in an idealistic pursuit of some overriding national goal.

Presidential Rankings (#9): Dwight D. Eisenhower

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
34th President of the United States (1953-1961)

Full Name: Dwight David Eisenhower (Born David Dwight Eisenhower)
Born: October 14, 1890, Denison, Texas
Term: January 20, 1953-January 20, 1961
Political Party: Republican
Vice President: Richard Nixon
Died: March 28, 1969, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Buried: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, Abilene, Kansas

Ulysses S. Grant is on American currency because of his successes as a Union General during the Civil War, not because of anything he did as President of the United States.  For decades, the first thing that Dwight D. Eisenhower has been remembered for is his leadership as the Allied Commander during World War II.  Perhaps that will never change, and maybe it shouldn’t, but as the years pass and we are able to compare him to others, it is clear that Eisenhower was a great President.  Eisenhower was an incredibly clever and able politician, and he modernized the way the Executive Branch works and is organized.  Eisenhower brought the military-type of chief of staff position to the White House and it changed the way that Presidential power was used and protected.  The eight years of the Eisenhower Administration were prosperous and peaceful, and despite his age and his supposed “inexperience” with politics, Eisenhower was hands-on and directed every aspect of his Presidency.  That made for a strong Presidency and a country that was steered into the 1960’s by President, not General, Eisenhower.

PREVIOUS RANKINGS:
1948: Schlesinger Sr./Life Magazine:  Not Ranked
1962: Schlesinger Sr./New York Times Magazine:  22 of 31
1982: Neal/Chicago Tribune Magazine:  9 of 38
1990: Siena Institute:  12 of 40
1996: Schlesinger Jr./New York Times Magazine:  10 of 39
2000: C-SPAN Survey of Historians:  9 of 41
2000: C-SPAN Public Opinion Poll:  8 of 41
2005: Wall Street Journal/Presidential Leadership:  8 of 40
2009: C-SPAN Survey of Historians:  8 of 42
2010: Siena Institute:  10 of 43
2011: University of London’s U.S. Presidency Centre:  10 of 40