- Wed, March 28 2012
- Filed under: Nonprofit leadership
I’ve become a big fan of the Harvard Business Review blogger Peter Bregman, who advises CEOs and has good counsel for the rest of us on leadership, professional growth and being yourself.
He also has the occasional tip on managing your time. He recommends making two lists each morning:
List 1: Your Focus List - This is what you most value, what makes you happy and what you want to achieve. The idea is to design your time around these things.
List 2: Your Ignore List - These are the distractions. What are you willing to skip or not achieve? What gets in the way of what matters?
I don’t know about you, but my first list is clear. My problem is I don’t have a second list. Or sometimes I do, but it’s too short. I’m going to start making a bigger, better List 2.