The first principle of strategic leadership is to be purposeful by prioritizing the important over the urgent. Thinker and innovator Seth Godin suggested in a recent 115-word blog post:
What if… the last thing we did [in a day] was make a list of exciting opportunities for the future? And if the first thing after waking up was doing some morning pages and jotting down what we’re looking forward to?
It is a busy world, so you may not have time to devote an hour to quadrant 2 each morning, but could you replace the 15-20 minutes spent on your phone with 15-20 minutes of identifying opportunities and investing in organizational improvement?
Do good and be well,