MVP: Urgency increases the likelihood that we will spend time on something unimportant.
Welcome to a special Saturday message. This week I’m offering you five daily challenges ahead of Thursday’s webinar on The Journey: Escaping the Black Hole of Urgency.
Each challenge corresponds to one of the five stages of moving from urgent to strategic leadership and should only take about five minutes or even provide you with extra minutes.
Stage 1: Urgent leaders get focused on what feels most urgent and what is loudest. As a result, they spend time doing things that aren’t important. The problem is not time management – it is priority management! Understanding this is the first step to escaping the black hole.
Challenge 1: For a 24-hour period this weekend, stay off your phone except to use the phone and your message app.
Ahead of Tuesday’s challenge, please block 2-3 short periods of time to read and respond to email on Tuesday. Block the times out on your calendar and try to protect that time.
The Journey is a five-week adventure designed to shift your perspective and give you strategies and tools to help you approach your work differently. You will be able to travel this journey with weekly check-ins with me and a virtual community of other leaders. Learn more here.