July 21, 2016

Spread too thin


Too much to do.

Too many projects.

Too many priorities.

Too few people.

Spread too thin.

To-do list: endless.

Deadlines: missed.

Hours: not enough.

Inching forward on fifteen fronts, jumping forward on none?

The people who get the most done aren’t busier. They’re prioritising, organising, delegating, asking for help, focusing, convening.

The busywork people know the theory, they just don’t apply it.

All priorities aren’t equal. Work out how to work together at the top of the list.

Skippy strategy: If there was only one priority – most important, biggest impact, greatest leverage – what would it be? Invest your time asymmetrically.

First published 28th May 2015.