Managing Priorities and Productivity

Optimize your time to achieve your goals


We are in an age in which information moves quickly and multitasking is a business expectation. To avoid falling into auto-pilot and building resilience for success, an increase in self-awareness and a special set of skills are necessary. This program focuses on meeting deadlines with ease, managing time for maximum impact, prioritizing tasks efficiently, and optimizing your work-life balance – all vital steps in achieving your career and life goals.

Key Benefits and Takeaways

  • Clarify priorities and critical goals
  • Understand how your mind can work for you rather than against you
  • Understand the multitasking trap
  • Build resilience and simplify your life
  • Increase productivity at work
  • Meet deadlines and assess what’s important
  • Take control of your priorities and learning how to say “no”
  • Achieve a healthier work/life balance
  • Understand your resistance to changing your habits

Ideal candidates for this program want to learn how to manage their lives mindfully and effectively, getting the right things done with less stress. Learning is geared to leaders and managers at any level, from the business world to multinational organizations, non-profits, and more.

The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly rated faculty members, course materials, results-oriented exercises, meal service (breakfast, lunch and breaks)*, and a certificate of completion from the McGill Executive Institute.

*Meal service is included for in-person programs only.

Topics covered in this course

  • Assess what is important to you
  • Set your goals and KPIs
  • Organize, plan, and manage your workload
  • Techniques for planning and scheduling
  • Understand your brain
  • Increase self-awareness and manage stress efficiently
  • Understand the benefits of positive stress and flow
  • Achieve a positive life/work balance in your daily routine
  • Simplify your life and avoid complexity
  • Deal with distraction and an unpredictable environment
  • Identify mismanaged and wasted time
  • Overcome procrastination
  • Create new habits
  • Barriers to change and mental models
  • Learn how to say “no” and letting go
  • Design a sustainable change plan
  • Programs to consider


Course Leaders

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Carl Lemieux


Carl Lemieux

With over 30 years of experience in strategic consulting, Carl now supports clients with cultural transformation services, executive coaching, leadership development, all of which leverage mindfulness, well-being and self-management as a strategic lever to enhance emotional intelligence as well as organizational and human potential. Carl is a licensed workplace psychologist (OPQ) and holds an EMBA. He is also a Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher.