Two leadership attributes are prioritization and organization. Here are some questions that I ask myself at the beginning of every week:
- What are my goals this week?
- What are the priorities?
- What needs to happen and why?
You may be a job seeker or the C.E.O of a major Corporation – but one simple truth still applies. Life without goals is a life without purpose. Purpose fuels motivation – so identify those goals and priorities early in the week. Then, make it happen!
There are action items that usually carry-over from the week before, so it pays to be organized with a task list.
- This is a coping mechanism for busy people – because items can be put aside and ‘stored for
later.’ Following up on important tasks means that you get to the finish line.
- Tackling the most important priorities – or the most time sensitive – gets the week off
to a smart, focused start.
In addition to professional accomplishment, there are
personal goals to reach as well. Most of us like to be good – or great at our
jobs. Monday is a perfect day to aspire to greatness. It is not enough just to be
motivated – we should reach the heights of our chosen profession.
Greatness at work should not be our only priority. One daily goal you might want to adopt is to
help two people a day.
- I don’t count opening doors or general politeness – but some form of assistance or positive
- It may be lifting a suitcase for an elderly person on a plane or
an anonymous act that no one knows about – those are the best.
- These positive acts multiply and after a year become exponentially thrilling to the
soul. It also serves as an example to others who are watching you!
Start out each week aspiring to greatness! Being a leader
means setting your goals and trying your hardest. Set your priorities and use your
time wisely. Along the way – see how many people you can help. Your