Choose a day on the week and block 3-4 hours of focus time: turn your phone off, stay away from your emails, and focus on just one or two high-value activities that will make the most difference in your company. Encourage your employees to do the same.
As a leadership coach, one of the main things I work on with leaders is their productivity. This is a common problem in many organizations, especially with high-growth companies. The rapid growth of the business and pace of change leave many executives struggling to stay organized and focused, which results in lackluster personal results.
It is a sign of greatness when a leader has the ability to enable their employees to get things done. One research study showed that 53 percent of business owners believe that they can grow their business by more than 20 percent if they only delegate 10 percent of their workload to someone else.
7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. During the last recession, companies that were best at engaging their employees, in part by providing the training they needed to move forward in their careers, enjoyed profit gains of 26 percent, compared to losses of 14 percent at companies that were worst at engagement.