|Points to consider
||The best leaders know the difference between tasks that are “urgent” and tasks that are “important”.
Each day we’re given all sorts of urgent tasks: do this right away, get that done by lunch, we’re behind on that other thing. These tasks are “urgent” — they have to be done soon. But these tasks are rarely the “important” ones — the keys to long-term success.
The best leaders set time aside each day to do the “important things”: planning work, teaching and coaching people, communicating information, taking care of yourself and your team.
Think about it: how many of the fire-fighting tasks you have to do today were caused by some forgetting to do one of these “important” tasks?
Here’s the thing: we don’t get to choose which tasks we do or don’t do. We need to get them all done! But it’s important that we focus our attention where it matters – on the “important” tasks.