Yesterday we looked at the first strategy for growing your own leadership, focusing on Quadrant 2. If you followed the action step and posted the quadrant in your workspace, look at it now and take 30 seconds to reflect on what you did to invest in Quadrant 2 either yesterday or today.
Today I’ll expand on Quadrant 2 with my own leadership example.
I am writing this week’s emails on the Sunday before they go out, so there is little margin for error, and I am feeling pressured. I don’t have time to reflect on or improve any of my ideas. I am working in Quadrant 1. The daily email is important, and finishing it now is urgent.
I was originally going to write these the week before Christmas. I would have had time to put together something more polished, powerful, and that could be used again in the future. That would have been working in Quadrant 2, which gives us energy, boosts our creativity, and often yields lasting results that positively impact the future.
Look back at that Eisenhower matrix you posted. What can you do today or tomorrow to work in Quadrant 2?