Leaders are typically doers. That is why it is so difficult to stop doing something or consider delegating it to others.
Associations are often crippled by the same problem – the program, the service or the standing committee, which should just be “taken behind the shed and put away”.
Peter Drucker said, “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”
For leaders, consider dropping: All scheduling, client meetings when you are not the point of contact, site visits for events, regular one on one meetings with non-direct reports.
For associations, consider dropping: Standing committees, sponsorships at the bottom 10% of the price range, any e-newsletter without at least a weekly distribution, strategic planning sessions not focused on growing top-line revenue and printed annual reports.
Thank me later for freeing up your time!
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