If you have too much to do, you have to choose not to do something. But, many of my clients who are managers and who have too much to do have a hard time not prioritizing the things the people they manage ask them to do.
People are like emails
But, the same goes for people as for emails — they might contain absolutely anything — high and low, big and small. Even if a boss wants to be a good one, it is not necessarily so that everything concerning the employees is equally important or that doing these tasks or not is what determines if you are a good boss or not.
What shouldn’t you spend time on?
That is why you would benefit from making it clear to yourself what you tend to spend time on that is not actually important in your leadership.
What is not important for you?
What do you find, then? What do you consider not that important? Tell me!
Yes, prioritizing is really an artform. Here is another tip on how to prioritize wholeheartedly.