NextGen Know-How: Simplify

If you have too many priorities, you have no priorities

As we near the end of the year, are you on track to achieve your goals? Or are you wondering how it got to be November when you haven’t had the chance to get nearly as much done as you planned? Is your team focused and on track, or are they running in 15 different directions trying to “get things done”?

Perhaps you have lost sight of your top strategic goals and you and your staff have gotten distracted by all the things to do and dragged into operational tasks. Or maybe the disciplined focus from the beginning of the year has tapered off.

If this sounds like you, I have good news and bad news. The good news is most leaders struggle to keep momentum throughout the year to get results, so you are not alone. The bad news is if you don’t learn how to focus yourself and your team throughout the year, you will never be an effective leader.

Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life said, “You become effective by being selective.”

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