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The Excuse Leaders Should Take away From Their Vocabulary — —


There’s a response to a generally requested query that’s change into a conversational crutch:

“How’s it going?”

“Good! Simply busy.”

This trade is ubiquitous in each our private {and professional} lives. It’s as if busyness carries a sure standing image. But, being “busy” doesn’t make us happier; and it doesn’t make us extra productive. It simply means we’re filling all of our obtainable time.

Years in the past, in one in every of our quarterly offsite conferences, a management workforce member informed our facilitator, “I simply don’t have sufficient time!” The facilitator checked out her, then in any respect of us, and mentioned, “As a pacesetter, ‘not sufficient time’ is an excuse you all should take out of your vocabulary. If you’re ready for all this free time to return, it’s by no means going to occur. It’s about what you prioritize and the way you use your time. Efficient leaders know methods to prioritize what’s most vital.”

His phrases have caught with me. Despite the fact that I nonetheless discover the phrasing “I’ve been busy!” on the tip of my tongue when somebody asks me how I’ve been, I make a acutely aware effort to not say it. I try to remind my workforce to do the identical.

As an alternative of hopelessly ready to be given the present of extra free time, think about what high-achievers do to remain targeted and attain massive, long-term targets. They:

Administration guru Peter Drucker has mentioned that efficient leaders file, handle and consolidate their time. If we have been extra accountable and trustworthy with ourselves about our time and the way we spend it, I believe we’d all be far more practical and happier. Seems, most individuals aren’t very correct in recollecting how they spent their time in a given day or week.

When an vital process isn’t getting executed, it’s vital to acknowledge and admit that you’ve chosen to spend your time on much less vital duties (i,e., posting on Fb and Instagram). As an alternative of claiming. “I didn’t have sufficient time,” attempt saying, “I selected to do X at this time as an alternative of Y,” or “I’m getting distracted,” or “I’m specializing in the flawed issues.”

This honesty and accountability will enable you use your time extra properly, accomplish extra and be much less “busy.”

“The worth of something is the quantity of life you trade for it.”

– Henry David Thoreau

This publish initially appeared on Robert Glazer’s Friday Ahead publication and is reprinted right here with permission.

Contributed by Robert Glazer, a former EO Boston member who’s the founder and chairman of the board of Acceleration Companions, a world companion advertising and marketing company and the recipient of quite a few trade and firm tradition awards. He’s the writer of the inspirational publication Friday Ahead and #1 Wall Avenue Journal bestselling writer of 5 books: ElevateFriday AheadHow To Thrive In The Digital OfficeShifting To Outcomes and Efficiency Partnerships. He’s additionally the host of The Elevate Podcast.

For extra insights and inspiration from at this time’s main entrepreneurs, take a look at EO on Inc. and extra articles from the EO weblog

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