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Bootstrap Leadership by Steve Arneson

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45Your Most Precious Resource

Set Priorities for Your Time

HERE’S A SERIOUS QUESTION: Do you know how you spend your time as a leader? Many leaders that I work with can’t answer this question accurately. They are unable to precisely account for their fifty or so work hours a week. Typical responses include: “I spend a lot of time in meetings” or “I’m fighting fires throughout the week” or “I don’t know; I get interrupted a lot.” Yes, but what meetings, and why? Where are the fires originating, and what can be done to reduce their frequency? Why are you interrupted so often? If you want to break out and move up as a leader, you need to face this question now, while you still have time to develop good work habits.

Do you realize that time is your ...

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