Business Leaders have an attitude and a way of behaving that gets results. Many of them are successful because they are very clear on what not to do. They can confidently say, "That's not my job." In previous blogs I introduced to you the first two methods that can help you do the same. First, Think Like a CEO. Secondly, Inventory Your Workload, Prioritize Your Worth. Let's look briefly now at the third method that business leaders practice.
Dominate Your Space, Delegate with Grace
Dominate your space! Make a commitment to be the absolute best in your position. Calendar your time around your highest priorities. Don't waste your precious time and talents on things that are best managed by others. Give your utmost efforts to those things you know will bring the greatest return on your investment. I ask myself everyday, "Is this a $5 Million activity or a $500 distraction?" Yes that may seem like an exaggeration, but the extremes help to keep the focus on what my work really means.
Delegate with Grace. Everything else that is on your list is your responsibility. But, it could be accomplished by people who are smarter, better skilled, or more inclined to the task than you. Let them do it and report to you the progress and outcomes. The sooner you appreciate the value and worth that others contribute to the goals, the sooner you will generate a momentum that achieves those goals.
The most value that you gain from doing this is the time to practice the fourth method: "Doing What No One Else Will Do." We'll cover that in the next post.
TIME FOR PERSONAL ACTION - What distractions are keeping you from your best actions? What should you be delegating to others?
Let me know what comes to your mind as you answer those two questions.