Getting out of the weeds...and staying out!

What’s the one quality that high performing individuals and teams have in common? The ability to stay focused on important work. To achieve that, they concentrate their efforts on the work that is of greatest value and diligently avoid getting trapped in meaningless busy work.

What would focusing on the most important work do for you and your team? How could you go beyond good intentions and build new skills and habits that will help you stay out of the weeds? This course will give you the tools to help you manage your workload, make a bigger contribution, and reclaim your work-life balance. 

What You'll Learn

After taking the course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Contribute more by differentiating between high and low value work

  • Reduce your workload by applying strategies to minimize low value work

  • Protect your relationships and reputation by saying no to requests the right way

Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    Module 1: Identifying High Value Work

    • Introduction to Module 1

    • Lesson 1: Now Versus Later

    • Lesson 2: How Versus What

    • Lesson 3: Information Versus Insight

    • Lesson 4: Core Versus Peripheral

    • Lesson 5: Individual Versus Collective

    • Lesson 6: Adding More Value

    • Quiz: Low Value Work

    • Survey: Low Value Work

    • Dr. Craig: Breaking the Instant Gratification Habit

  • 3

    Module 2: Reducing Low Value Work

  • 4

    Module 3: Saying No...Nicely

    • Module 3 Introduction

    • Lesson 1: Your Sweet Spot

    • Sweet Spot Survey

    • Lesson 2: How to Say No

    • Survey: Saying No

    • Lesson 3: When Saying No Doesn't Work

    • Lesson 4: Declining a Meeting Invite

  • 5

    Final Reflections

    • Taking Action

  • 6

    Tools to Build Healthy Habits

    • Meeting Boosters--Introduction

    • Meeting Boosters: Identifying High Value Work

    • Meeting Boosters: Reducing Low Value Work

    • Meeting Boosters: Saying No...Nicely

What's Included

The course has several different types of content to help you learn and apply the skills that will keep you out of the weeds.

  • 15 video lessons with over 3 hours of content

  • A 60-page workbook with complete course notes and exercises for each lesson

  • Articles to download and share

  • Briefings on the latest research to help you add optimal value

  • 13 meeting boosters to help you embed and sustain the new habits with your team

  • Multiple scripts and tools to support one-on-one discussions with team members



Liane Davey

Liane Davey is a New York Times Bestselling author of three books, including The Good Fight: Use Productive Conflict to Get Your Team and Your Organization Back on Track and You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done. Known as the Water Cooler Psychologist, she is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and is frequently called on by media outlets for her experience on leadership, team effectiveness, and productivity. As the co-founder of 3COze Inc., she advises on strategy and executive team effectiveness at companies such as Amazon, Walmart, TD Bank, Google, 3M, and SONY. Liane has a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology.


Craig Easdon

Craig Easdon helps people contribute more to their teams. He brings expertise in psychology and neuroscience to help use the latest research to make stronger contributors to their teams. As the co-founder of 3COze Inc., he advises executives at companies such as Amazon, Walmart, TD Bank, Western Digital, and AMD. Craig has a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Don't spend another day in the weeds

Get started today and see how quickly you notice the difference when you're doing the work that matters most.