While some of Eisenhower’s methods may not be agreed with today, one that does stand the test of time is his productivity methods. According to Unclutterer, he was one of the first people to use a grid of important and urgent tasks as a means of prioritisation.

Example of the Eisenhower Method

Example of the Eisenhower Method

Today, there are technological ways of using this method, either through a free website, or an iPhone app.

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