Mastering Leadership Productivity: Strategies for Success

Productivity is critical as a leader – not just for the business, but also for those around you watching your leadership moves. As you assess your own leadership productivity, consider ways that you can increase your own throughout the work day or year.

  • Set daily goals. Discuss these with your people, whether your direct reports, or your entire staff, depending on the size of your business. Accountability is often a great tool in our own productivity. 
  • Work on the challenging items of business first. This is true in any area of life, but knocking out the hard tasks first – while we are equipped to do so – will greatly benefit us as we check items off of our list. 
  • Pick a day to review the way your week went. This could be Friday, as a staff, or Monday morning as you brainstorm your next week. 
  • Figure out what time of the day you are the most productive and be very selfish with that window of time. Carve it out in the day and be particular about meetings taking over that time. 
  • Start with short time frames to work with – such as fifteen minutes. Often, we push our to-do lists aside due to procrastination, but the more we can tackle when are able, the more productive we will be down the road.

Here’s to being more productive in our leadership!