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Important, urgent, both, neither?

This campaign tip (no. 112) was published on Monday, 22nd April 2019
From my mailbox: "I am on annual leave with no access to my emails until Tuesday 23 April. I will respond to you on my return. If it is important please contact Rxxxxx Gxxxxxxx."

It's a good idea to differentiate between important and urgent!

I will do urgent tasks (unless they're unrequired) first ... but then make sure I leave time for the important.

The out-of-office message above rather suggests that my correspondent is doing a job that really doesn't matter - if it's important, don't ask me but ask my boss !!!
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These pages are written by Graham Ellis of Melksham, Wiltshire. Overlapping a life in IT and IT training, with running a hotel and campaigning for improved public transport, Graham has never been quiet - though he's starting to wind down gently now. He no longer takes overnight guests and has stepped doen from the "Community Rail Officer" role which he accidentally aquired. So he now has more time to write pages such as these and to travel in the UK. He'll be delighted to speak with your group or take a look through your case or camapaign, but be alerted that his time is not limitless even now, and he still has to keep the wolf from the door.

Postal: 48, Spa Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 7NY
Phonal: 01225 708225
Emailal: graham -at-
Or reach me on the Coffee Shop Forum (User Grahame) facilities

What a difference a campaign makes!

It probably wouldn't have happened without a strong community campaign with which I have been involved. Most days through 2019 I'll be sharing a thought, an idea, a way of working or an experience. Come back here for the links. Discussions via the Coffee Shop Forum - Graham Ellis, 31st December 2018

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