What are the keys to being a successfully productive leader?
- Prioritizing. As a successful leader, you must not only get a lot of things done, you must get the right things done. Twenty percent of your to do list should give you eighty percent of your results. To determine what your twenty percent should be, ask yourselves these questions:
- What is required of me? (What must I do?)
- What gives me the greatest return (What should I do?)
- What is most rewarding to me? (Why do I love to do?)
- Be the team member you want to on the team.
- Do what you say you will do.
- Translate personal productivity to leadership.
- Understand everyone’s productivity niche.
- Cast vision continually.
- Build your team.
- Use momentum to solve problems.
- Discern how team members affect momentum.
- Practice the 80/20 (Pareto) principle.
- Accept your role as a change agent; if you are a leader, you are a change agent.
“The leader is the servant who removes the obstacles that prevent people from doing their jobs.”
Reference: John C Maxwell (2011) The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential. New York: Center Street Publishing