I have a question for you. What would you do if you had an extra hour a day? Would you get the exercise in? Spend an extra hour with the kids? Or would you make a dent in the backlog of work projects that have been piling up?
Regardless of how you would spend your time, what I find is that most people know that they could be more efficient and get more things done in less time. So what stops us? I was having a conversation with a leader recently who was talking about how busy she had been. She felt like she was struggling to keep up and everything felt hard. When I asked her what her strategy was to be more efficient she quickly said “I don’t have time to implement one” which was part of the issue!
Here are a few ideas you could use to help you be more efficient:
- Be Aware of Where You Spend Your Time. One main reason why leaders are challenged with getting more done is that they are not aware of where they are spending their time. Do an analysis – track your activity over a week and this will help you see what needs to change.
- Seek Out Shortcuts or Fast Hacks. There are plenty of books, videos and youtube videos that can provide you with strategies to be more efficient. Spend 10minutes per day stretching your mind and collecting strategies that you can use.
- Work with a Leadership Mentor. Rather than blindly trying to be more effective, work with someone that will help you to quickly identify ways to have a bigger impact and better results. This can be something as simple as a 90 day process to help you shift your approach.
What I’m finding is that many people need someone to help them identify a fast track strategy to get more things done in less time and get their people too also perform at a higher level.
I have developed a new Leadership Efficiency Program that is designed to help you get more things done and mobilise your people in a 90 day Format. If you would like to find out more in a free 20-minute consultation, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.