MVP: Identify the next day’s priorities.
The tagline on my business card is “Leading strategically, every day.”
Strategic leadership isn’t something which happens once a year or once a quarter as part of a mission or goal setting process.
Strategies are daily practices we use to support incremental forward progress, and strategic leaders consciously identify powerful strategies to take them closer to their goals each day.
This week I’m sharing five strategies helping me be a better leader right now.
Strategy 1: Planning tomorrow’s priorities today
At the end of each workday, I identify three priorities for the next day. These are a combination of quadrant 1 and 2 tasks that generally include working for a client, writing/building content, operations/communications.
These three priorities will drive my day, and the focus helps keep me out of quadrant 3. Knowing the next day is set also helps me transition out of work and not think about it for the rest of the day.
Today’s intention: What are your three priorities today? What about tomorrow?