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Second Things First

Second Things First

What do we focus on? Do we focus on the main thing? Or do we focus on the peripheral aspects of our job?

In my first leadership role I saw email as the enemy, until a mentor told me a simple truty: that's the job. Your email is your to do list.

In my next job I got on top of it but was still struggling with time. I asked for support expecting a magic time management technique I'd not heard of but was simply told: look after your staff.

I had become obsessive over being on top of my email hoping I would be on top of the job but in reality I was putting second things first.


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