Leaders set priorities on both the important and the difficult stuff instead of avoiding it or being excuses to deal with it. Setting priorities is a constant to ensure what is important gets done.
What is important stuff?
Some will say everything is important while others will say nothing is that important. My answer: on the personal side, health and loved ones and on the professional side it’s the AlphaKORians and the clients.
Who decides what is important?
There are many who influence you to push their agenda forward as a top priority. These can be from within your team and outside your team. The leader needs to focus and have a discipline to steer the team to prioritize the important items in a unbiased and timely manner.
Reacting and over-reacting is a common strategy; however, it usually is not the best one in the long-run. Likewise, waiting until you feel you have all the information to determine how important it is does not work either.
How do you move important tasks forward?
Lead by example. Communicate to your team what is important and what is required by reviewing the vision and goals. Be firm to ensure the team remains focused.
Remember it’s all important stuff and it’s up to the leader to prioritize, focus and stay on track.
Today’s Important Stuff
Keeping everyone health and safe is one of the most important things we are all dealing with today. Implementing measures, procedures and communicating them is critical to ensure all of us do our part.
Taking care of one of our own, Jason, who is facing a health challenge is top of mind on our Team. Positive thoughts, reaching out to him and his family and supporting him has become important to us. For Jason’ story and fundraising drive go to https://tinyurl.com/yaqno58w
How are you determining what is important on your Team?