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Do you make a “Stop doing” list?

Posted on: July 28th, 2013 by Geoff Gilbert No Comments

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”  Peter Drucker

Once or twice a year write down every task you do and evaluate it based on it’s relevance to see if it should be dropped, outsourced or delegated.  Jim Collins calls this a “stop doing” list.

How effective we really are may depend on us completing tasks that really matter.  Great leaders lead themselves by an honest assessment of what they are doing that they no longer need to do.

You might drop clients or customers who annoy you and take up a lot of your time.  Fill that time with meeting more ideal clients, more important tasks and/or people who energize you and you’ve hit a home run.

Be strategic when it comes to managing yourself.  Stop doing the things that get in the way of making your organization great.

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