You are a visionary leader. That means you have a BIG business vision and want to make a BIG impact. To make it happen, you and your team need to get hyper-focused on achieving it.
When you have a clear vision and clear target objectives, you can focus on the priorities that will bring you closer to achieving the vision. Once you’ve set your priorities, the majority of your time should be spent on them. Building momentum toward your vision requires clarity and laser focus on accomplishing your goals to make the business vision a reality.
As a leader, your team depends on you, so you have to be smart about how you use your time and make the most of every second. You know the saying: “Work smarter, not harder,” and that’s essentially the idea here. Leaders often fall into the trap of thinking they have to do it all, but this is simply not true. To be the most productive and to make the biggest impact, you have to simplify.
Prioritize Your Time
We’ve heard all kinds of stories from our clients who undervalue their time by doing things that could have been either delegated or ignored altogether.
If you’re not spending your time focused on the priorities that will move everyone toward the vision, your team will follow your lead. If you want the vision to be important to them, it needs to be important to you – in action as well as words.
Remember that as a business owner or executive, it’s your responsibility to focus on strategy and leadership. To build focus and performance in your organization, consistently reevaluate how you spend your time and whether you’re spending too much of it on execution. If you feel like you have to wade into the details to get the job done, you may need to reevaluate your team.
For more resources on identifying your target objectives and narrowing your focus on growth, visit executiveleader.com.