MVP: The problem is not time management ‑It is priority management.
Kelli was an assistant principal at a small rural elementary school. She believed in managing her time well. Each day Kelli blocked time on her calendar to get into classrooms and observe teachers. She booked time to respond to email, and take care of scheduling, returning parent phone calls and all the other things she did in between monitoring buses and lunches each day.
Each day, Kelli’s plans were upended by any number of things such as…
While Kelli used a variety of time-saving strategies, they only helped her get through her tasks. They didn’t help her get to the real work of supporting and developing her teachers.
Time management strategies are beneficial, but they don’t lead to strategic leadership because time is not the problem.
The problem for Kelli is that all the interruptions take priority over her primary job of keeping people safe and growing her teachers.
Kelli’s problem is not time management, it is priority management.
Next week I will offer you some short challenges to give you a peak into how to manage your priorities.
On Thursday, March 2nd, I will tie those strategies together to shine more light on The Journey from urgent to strategic leadership in my free webinar. You can register here.
On March 12th we will begin our five-week adventure to move from urgent to strategic using the content and challenges from my new book.
Today’s intention: Think about the most important people you need to invest time with this week and be aware of the things that prevent you from investing in those people.