Leaders are closely watched by their constituents and how leaders spend their time is a clear indication of what’s really important. If you say that customers and innovation is important to you, ask yourself how much time you’re spending time with customers. People look at how leaders spend their time, as a means to judge if leaders measure up to their talk. Followers ask themselves, “Does my leader spend time on what they’re telling me is important?”. “Are they spending their time on what they say is important?”
You = Your calendar and calendars never live! Your calendar represents what you really care about. Does your calendar reflect your highest priorities? Review your calendar entries for the past few weeks and ask yourself:
- Is there a clear relationship between your priorities, your values and how you spend your time?
- Are you spending time on what you believe is important?
- What change do you need to make?