Pause and Prioritize

I’m a believer that there isn’t one correct way to organize your priorities to meet your goals. Many great organizational systems are on the market, and it’s up to you to choose what works best for you.

One critical factor is that your system needs to align with your goals. Leaders who have specific departmental goals that link directly with profitability, for example, know that one major glitch can trigger a nasty ripple effect when one important deadline is missed.

Be mindful that the system that got you to where you are now isn’t necessarily the one that will serve you best as additional complexity seeps into your world. When this happens, it’s probably time to make modifications that will help you stay on top of your objectives.