How are you doing at getting things done?
Have you ever wondered how the very best leaders get the important work done – consistently!
James Allen claims that the very best leaders have liberated themselves from their staff and team. He sites that even a well meaning team member can eat up your valuable time and energy — which is your greatest resource. (How the Best CEOs Get the Important Work Done. Harvard Business Review, September 27, 2016)
One of his suggestions is applicable to all of Today’s Leaders. He offers the 60/40 Rule. Today’s Leaders should spent 60% of their time and energy on the “Must Do’s”. This includes staff and team time, as well as other meetings, conversations and events. The remaining 40% of a leaders time time should be well guarded and held in reserve for strategic thinking, events and conversations that “only the leader can do”.
The bottom line is that how you spend your 40% is your responsibility.
All the best to you,