What Executive Productivity Hinges On

How many dashboards or lists are important to manage for your business? For many professionals, it becomes overwhelming to manage them all well. And yet, most of them are vital to effectively growing your businesses. We tend to grow what we are focused on.

What if you set up a simple system for yourself each morning to make sure you gave attention to the lists that were most important? It could become almost like brushing your teeth or taking a vitamin as a habit.

This simple habit could move the needle forward in relationships, projects, marketing, and management, placing the next step in someone else’s court.

With intentionality and creativity you may find ways to consolidate your lists or move through them with ease and speed, moving through those with greatest priority to those with less. This would free up yourself for new opportunities throughout the day. And you wouldn’t feel bogged down by slodging along through these lists the entire day or stressed from ignoring them.

Don Dalrymple

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As work relentlessly gets democratized, it’s hard for people to get formal training that was once consolidated within large industrial companies. The internet does continually grow with knowledge and content and this should suffice to educate everyone. But it’s hard to make sense of all the information or put it into strategies that make an impact.

Knowledge work demands that we move information and make decisions quickly. While everyone is not officially titled as an executive, we have to make decisions efficiently.

There’s a lot written on creating big visions, mission statements and developing strategies. But there is something even more foundational that should be part of any good executive’s daily ritual. It is a critical daily habit that allows for extreme leverage across projects. It is the habit of list management.

Managing Across Your Lists

Think about how many logins you have. You have a login for your email…

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