Good morning, ladies, and gentlemen! Happy Friday!
From Stan Toler’s, “Minute Motivators for Leaders”
Ineffective leaders do the obvious things first. Effective leaders do the important things first. A good leader knows that urgent and vitalare not equivalent terms. Many tasks cry out for attention. But the effective leader decides which of those tasks are truly important to the achievement of a goal.
Simple urgency is not enough. The task must be vital to the mission. Every movement must be intricately linked to the core values and purpose of the organization. That demands the leader’s focus. In the busyness of the day, the question must be asked: “Does this activity work toward accomplishing our purpose?”
Good leaders understand that not every vital task can be done at once. Some activities will be more important tomorrow than they are today. Careful selection is a mark of leadership. A firm grasp of when is just as important as grasping what, who, or how in the management of a project.
Leaders set priorities. They ask, “If I can accomplish only one thing today, what will it be?”
Make it a GREAT day, and a GREAT weekend!