Jeff Shinabarger and I were talking the other day about how to prioritize. For so many of us, we've got multiple projects, several direct reports, lots of plates spinning at once, and it's hard to figure out what is most important. Jeff said at the start of each week, and then specifically at the start of each day in the week, he takes 5 minutes to figure out what is the ONE big thing he needs to accomplish. Once that big project is accomplished, it doesn't mean that the day or week is done, but it means that there is a very clear sense of what is the focus of today.
Simple thought, Simple formula, but can be game changing for many of us who are all over the map when it comes to figuring out which stack on the desk to tackle next.