MVP: It is very easy to spend time organizing without helping anyone or improving your organization.
Every Monday I start the week by organizing it. I check to-do items from my last leadership meeting, check my project documents, my reminder list, etc… I then, somehow, wind up trying to “catch up” on all my communications, which have somehow grown exponentially over the past couple of months.
Last Monday I spent several hours organizing my work for the week.
I did get some things done, but nothing that helped me grow anyone or move my organization forward.
Were there some pieces that will pay dividends? Yes.
Did I spend too much time organizing? Yes.
It is okay to be organized, it is essential to be organized, but remember – getting organized, by itself, doesn’t help you grow people or become a better leader.