Taking Stock of this Week: How Effective were You?

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The year is already one quarter gone, what did you do this week?

It’s Friday. How did you measure up this week?

Did you:

1. Drive revenue?

2. Cut expenses in a way that will allow the business to grow?

3. Solve an ongoing challenge in a way that will allow the team to move forward?

4. Open a new market, test a new product, develop a new strategy for growth?

5. Say no to the things that weren’t working and cross them off your list?

6.Seek out a new perspective or new methodology that might help your team move forward?

7.Hold meetings that were relevant, valuable and not “birthday parties.”

8. Pull the tooth?

9. Look for new talent?

10. Have that uncomfortable conversation you’ve been dreading?

If not, what can you do to make sure that next week you spend your time on the things that really matter? (need some more ideas? try this)

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Pushing a snowball uphill? How to keep your focus!

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Focus can help you decipher the “Important” from the “Busy”

A few years ago I started trying to evaluate every action in terms of maximizing the results that could achieved by allocating my time in the best productive manner. That meant eliminating lots of busy work that checked off boxes, but never really advanced me towards my goal.

Sounds so simple to say, but it’s often harder in practice as you first get started. When you’re elbow deep in a huge project and have the feeling you’re spinning your wheels it’s tempting to be able to check ANYTHING off your list no matter how low a priority. (If you ever call me and I tell you I’m rearranging my closet on the weekend it inevitably means I’m avoiding facing some larger, far more vital project.)

This article in the HBR gives a great synopsis of refocusing your thinking can help you achieve.

How have you honed your focus to maximize your results? Share in the comment box!

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