What absolutely has to get done this week?
Translating strategic direction to weekly outcomes to daily activities is the single hardest conversion for most leaders. Couple that with the volume of fires, distractions, and email that feeds a sense of importance/value every day and you end up busy but running in circles.
There is a clear 100-year-old strategy for tackling this age-old problem: The Ivy Lee Method of Productivity.
1. At the end of each workday, write down the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow. Do not write down more than six tasks.
2. Prioritize those six items in order of their true importance.
3. When you arrive tomorrow, concentrate only on the first task. Work until the first task is finished before moving on to the second task.
4. Approach the rest of your list in the same fashion. At the end of the day, move any unfinished items to a new list of six tasks for the following day.
5. Repeat this process every working day.
For more on Ivy Lee and the incredible story of his methodology in use visit James Clear’s site =- https://lnkd.in/e9Gg3u5
August 25, 2020