Take Time to Be Productive

  1. December 18th, 2012  | 

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Published in Problem Solving

What’s your most productive day of the year?

Here’s a clue:  our family leaves for Africa in six days.

In the Southern Hemisphere where we’re headed, the summer solstice occurs in three days. Some leaders believe the extra sunlight makes them more productive.

(In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs annually between June 18 and 20.)

In either case, you may be more productive, but this day is not your most productive day.

Another possibility that’s just around the corner.  What about the first day of the New Year?  Wrong again.

Your most productive day at work is the day before your vacation.

On the day before you leave, you are more focused on your most important priorities.  And you are just as focused on dismissing those items not on your to-do list.

What would be the impact of consistently bringing a higher level of purpose, commitment and energy to your most significant priorities?

It likely would make your time more productive.

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises some of the world’s most admired companies and leaders, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 250 strategic planning sessions, he’s delivered more than 600 keynotes and workshops on every continent except Antarctica, and he coaches leaders who are inspired to take their career to the next level. His fourth leadership book— Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture (McGraw-Hill) —is a Soundview Executive Best Business Book.

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