Choose your priorities - Deepstash

Choose your priorities

  • You can have too many important things. If a thing is important, start the day with it.
  • Pick measurable behaviors that drive important results. Then, keep records so you have a full picture of your progress.

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MORE IDEAS FROM Three Star Leadership | Wally Bock | How to Work Smarter

  • Take care of yourself. Your productivity levels depend on it:
  • Get enough sleep. Don't sacrifice sleep for work.
  • Eat right. Stop eating junk. Exercise.
  • Take recovery time.
  • Pay attention to your relationships.

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Block uninterrupted time to work for the important things, remove distractions and don't multitask.

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Get used to saying no to good ideas and possibilities that distract you from the most important things and that don't serve your purpose.

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And do that for other people too.
This will bring greater benefits in the long term than spending time concentrating on your weaknesses.

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... and save your brainpower for your most important things.
Use checklists, reminders, and automation to get things done without conscious effort.

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  • We’ve always done it that way.”
  • “That’s the right way.”
  • “Everybody does it this way.”
  • “That’s standard practice.”

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If leadership is your job, you can’t walk away from them. Because they're part of your job.
These are conversations about performance and behavior. Most bosses dread them.

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  • Develop relationships with your team members: that way both of you are more willing to listen.
  • Don’t put it off.
  • Choose a private and safe place.
  • Plan what you’re going to say, according to the person you are talking to.
  • Be factual and objective
  • Wait for the other person to talk next. When you’ve said your piece, shut up. 
  • Don’t end the session until you’ve agreed on 3 things:  what will change, when it will change and how both of you will know that it’s changed.

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