If I were to ask you the three most important things you should focus on to increase your productivity, I bet you could tell me.
However, do those priorities earn the majority of your attention? It’s so easy to allow five alarm fires, overloaded inboxes and tasks that should be delegated to steal our entire day.
But, if we eliminate the unnecessary and prioritize our initiatives, we will find ourselves focusing on those things that lead to success.
Smart leaders understand that their job requires them to identify trade-offs, choosing what not to do as much as what to do. Grading the importance of various initiatives in an environment of finite resources is a primary test of leadership.