Focus on Priorities—Yours, Mine, and Ours

Job Requirements (continued):

  • Someone who understands that activity may not equal results.

I use this phrase in many workshops: leadership, time management, performance management, and culture transformation. I rarely meet someone in class or in the workplace who says they are not busy enough; this also includes me. If you look around where you work, I think you will agree that with all the activity generated from meetings, incoming emails and messages, and new initiatives, you would expect that great things are happening. In some cases, they are—saving lives in health care, reacting to real emergencies of safety, ethics, restoring power after storms, fighting fires, as well as other less dramatic ...

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