JLBC Focusing your energy


JLBC TAKING UP YOUR LEADERSHIP ROLE

JLBC Focusing your energy

As a leader, you will likely be inundated with communications, requests, new tasks, and initiatives. Recognizing—and focusing on—what is important is critical to your success and that of your team; it is vital that how you spend your time reflects your priorities.

How to prioritize tasks

JLBC HIGH URGENCY: LOW IMPORTANCE

Typical activities

○ Dealing with messages as they come in

○ Dealing with others’ priorities is not in line with your vision

Action: Delegate it

What happens when you spend time on this

○ Lack of clear goals

○ Crisis management

○ Feeling out of control

○ Behaving inconsistently

JLBC LOW URGENCY: LOW IMPORTANCE

Typical activities

○ Low-level meetings ○ Time-wasting

○ Unfocused browsing

Action: Leave it

What happens when you spend time on this

○ Failure to take responsibility

○ Inability to complete jobs

○ Increased dependence on others

○ Insecurity

JLBC LOW IMPORTANCE

JLBC LOW URGENCY HIGH

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