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Time Management & Productivity

The Eisenhower Decision Matrix: Learn to Manage Urgency and Importance and Get More Done.
4.4 (440 ratings)
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  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Differentiate between urgent and important tasks
  • Optimize how to use your time
  • Figure out which tasks to do first, second, third, and so on
  • Discover how to hold yourself accountable and track what you’re not getting done
  • Adapt the matrix for your own needs and priorities
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  • Have a difficult or busy schedule with more things than you can get done in a day

Time Management:

Wasting time sucks. Stop doing it! Get an action plan, a time management system, and START GETTING THINGS RIGHT.

In less than hour, learn how to start managing your priorities and intentionally engage in your own life. To-do lists may be daunting (and sometimes even useless), but managing your time doesn’t have to be hard.

With 15+ years of experience, we help make time management easier. Take this course, and discover a SIMPLE TOOL thousands of individuals around the world are using RIGHT NOW to get more of the RIGHT THINGS DONE!

Course Highlights:

  • 4 Concise, Easy-to-Follow Lessons
  • Verifiable Certificate of Completion
  • Growing Course Knowledge Base
  • Community of 9,900+ Students with 400+ reviews
  • Customizable Excel Templates, PDF’s, and Examples
  • 24/7 Access to Instructor via Course Discussion & Udemy Messages

Student Testimonials:

With more than 9,900 students enrolled and 400+ reviews, here is what some people are saying about the course:

  • “Logical, concise, inspiring and easy to comprehend...”
  • “Great course! Making time management + productivity simple! I will be using the Eisenhower method from here on out.”
  • “One of the most exceptional courses I have ever taken in my life.”

Take Action:

Join us, and get your tasks under control TODAY!

Click the green button, and enroll now.

See you in class!

Ryan & Tolan
Co-founders of Splativity


Origins of the Eisenhower Decision Matrix:

The Eisenhower Decision Matrix (or “EDM” for short) was developed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and then popularized by time management expert Stephen Covey.

At its core, the Eisenhower Decision Matrix is a simple tool that helps individuals differentiate between what’s important and what’s urgent.


Who is the target audience?
  • Professionals
  • Business Owners
  • Executives
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Students
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Curriculum For This Course
The Eisenhower Decision Matrix: A Presidential Tool for Time Management
5 Lectures 21:30

Hi there, and welcome!

Time Management is hard.

Thus it can be useful to have a specific time management system. In this course, we'll touch on time management tips, tricks, and tools that you can use immediately, as well as an underlying, actionable time management philosophy so to speak.

In this lesson, we'll cover:

  1. What the Eisenhower Decision Matrix is,
  2. Why it's useful , and
  3. What we'll cover in this course (i.e., provide an outline for the course).


Looking for time management for entrepreneurs? Time management for professionals? Time management for business owners? Even time management for students?

Learn to use the Eisenhower Decision Matrix in order to help get more of the right things done.

Preview 02:22

Hi there, and welcome back.

Interested in increasing your own productivity? Let's look at a specific time management techniques in order to help better manage tasks.

In this lesson, we will:

  1. Formally define the concepts of urgency and importance,
  2. Provide examples of each ,
  3. Explain the difference between the two , and
  4. Discuss why we need to know the difference between things that are urgent and things that are important .


Time management is a skill. In this lesson we cover one specific time management strategy critical to effective task management.

PS- We LOVE OUR STUDENTS (and your questions). Write us anytime!

Importance VS Urgency

Hi there!

Busy? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Too much on your plate?

This video is a is all about refining your ability to take action and better organize your tasks.

We do so by learning how to use the Eisenhower Decision Matrix as a specific, relevant method for time management.

In this lesson, we'll cover:

1. The Step-Wise Method and its four steps,

  • a) Draw your matrix ,
  • b) List all tasks ,
  • c) Sort by urgency (only) , then
  • d) Sort by importance .

2. Walk through an example together, and put together our matrix , and

3. Discuss the benefits of using EDM (the Eisenhower Decision Matrix) .


Learning how to use the Eisenhower Decision Matrix means you have a broader set of tools and techniques for effective time management.

Developed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and popularized by time management thought leader Stephen Covey, this lesson covers a systematic approach to EDM.

Building Your Matrix

Hey there!

In this video, we'll cover:

  1. A quick review of what we've covered in this course so far,
  2. How to get the most out of your matrix ,
  3. A deeper-dive into the Step-Wise Method,
  4. A Personal Challenge, and
  5. A brief discussion of the BONUS MATERIALS included in this course .


Alright, you've made it, you've done it, you've crossed the finish line (or are at least thinking about doing so)!

On that note: there's more.

Check out our BONUS MATERIALS, including a personal example of how we use EDM, a downloadable Excel template, and a PDF handout explaining how to apply the Step-Wise Method.

Mastering Your Matrix
Bonus Video: The Eisenhower Decision Matrix in Action
1 Lecture 15:57


Want more time management tutorials, time management techniques, time management tips and tricks? Time management skills, time management training and tutorials? A time management definition?

What are you looking for? Let us know, and we'd love to build it!

In this bonus video, we'll provide:

  1. A quick review of the EDM ,
  2. A quick review of the Step-Wise Method ,
  3. A detailed, personal example of using the Step-Wise Method , and
  4. How to use Excel (and our Excel Template) to get started with EDM .


"Time management", "time managment", "time managemnt", "time mastery", "time management hacks"– no matter what you call it, no matter how you spell it- figuring out how to get the most out of your day is hard!

By the end of this video, you should be able to create your own Eisenhower Decision Matrix, and begin applying to your daily routine.

We're always here if you have questions!

Preview 15:57
Bonus Materials & Handouts
8 Lectures 01:14
HANDOUT: Directions on How to Apply the EDM Step-Wise Method (PDF File)
2 pages

HANDOUT: The Five-Day Challenge (PDF File)
4 pages

HANDOUT: Additional Resources (PDF File)
2 pages

TEMPLATE: EDM Step-Wise Method Template (PDF File)

TEMPLATE: EDM Step-Wise Method Template (Excel File)

LINK: EDM Step-Wise Method Template (GoogleDoc Spreadsheet)

EXAMPLE: EDM Step-Wise Method with Tasks from Personal Example (PDF File)

EXAMPLE: EDM Step-Wise Method with Tasks from Personal Example (Excel File)
About the Instructor
Splativity Project
4.4 Average rating
456 Reviews
10,847 Students
2 Courses
Time Management, Made Simple

Time management is hard. We make it easier.

Ryan & Tolan founded Splativity to help individuals and professionals around the world GET MORE of the RIGHT THINGS DONE.

With quick & easy tips and tricks, powerful tools, unique courses, Splativity is helping 10,000’s of people around the world discover new insights around what time management really is.

Have a question, idea, or concern? Feel free to message us anytime.

We’d love to hear from you!

About the Instructors

Ryan FitzPatrick

Ryan graduated summa cuma laude in the top 3% of his class with a Bachelor’s of Science Administration in Management Information Systems & Entrepreneurship.

Apart from in Time Management, Ryan has worked in non-profits as well as in Enterprise Management Software. He has been a consultant, a tutor, even worked a bit in retail!

Tolan Thornton

Tolan went to the University of Arizona. He graduated summa cuma laude in the top 1% of his class with a Bachelor’s of Science Administration in Finance & Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor’s of Arts in French & East Asian Studies.

Tolan has worked at a top-tier economic consulting firm, specializing in Energy Deals and Financial Litigation.