Though it may sound trite, during your career as a leader, there will be a moment in which you suddenly realize that time is finite. The youthful version of yourself will struggle with time management, overcommitting to tasks and responsibilities as you try to get ahead. No one, however, likes to work for, or with, harried and overstretched leaders whose schedules are so jam-packed that they are unavailable outside of structured weekly meetings or mandatory “check-ins.” And we would argue that nobody starts out wanting to be that kind of leader.
You will be faced with the constant challenge of prioritizing what is most important to help your team and company succeed. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell what those priorities ...