Focus on what matters.

This week, Dr. Pilcher discusses the common job we all come to work to do each day: Execute Well. Do we take quick decisive, meaningful actions every day? Or do we find ourselves waiting for our next assignment, redoing our work, or missing deadlines? Executing well plays a critical role in moving organizations forward and exceeding results. Dr. Pilcher recommends four actions for executing well in this week’s show.  

This episode addresses questions, such as: 

  • How do we own the job, overcome obstacles, and meet deadlines? 
  • How can we stop focusing on what’s urgent and do what’s important? 
  • Who really needs to be involved in a meeting or decision? 
  • How is perfection the enemy of execution? 

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Executive leaders put a great deal of thought and effort into creating strategic plans for their organization. Later down the road leaders may refer to those strategic plans and wonder, “Why haven’t we achieved what we aimed to accomplish 3 years ago?” Just because the organization has been busy doing a lot of stuff, doesn’t necessarily mean the right things were done to achieve results.

Is It Really Urgent?

What is the difference between what is urgent and what is important? The way a leader spends his/her time shows other's what to prioritize. Role modeling effective time use aligned to the most important goals leads to organization wide success. The Pareto Principle, better known as the 80/20 Rule tells us 20% of actions will lead to 80% of results.

The Great Employee Handbook

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