A little known secret to great strategy is to make regular space to determine what the right strategy is. Do you take time each day or even once a week to stop and decide how you are using your time?
Today, determine when you’re going to take time to decide what’s most important. Here are a few suggestions:
- Sit down once a week either Sunday night or Monday morning to determine your objectives for the week.
- Book time into your calendar to think about how you’ll solve a current problem.
- Spend the last five minutes of the day planning your key five actions tomorrow – and write them down.
- Take 3 minutes at the start of the workday to flag the three things on your task list that you most need to accomplish today.
Stop and think about your next action or series of actions. If you do, you’ll make the better decisions for yourself and your organization.