The most important high-performance leadership skill is your ability to distinguish noise from signal.
Here are 10 ideas to get started to focus on what really matters.
- Where should you ignore up-to-date current affairs noise and build deep thinking time in your daily routine instead?
- A key leadership skill to develop is to improve your judgment. Which decisions do you need to delegate to a system or to other people, and which decisions do you need to make yourself?
- What have you done recently to build high-performance teams by taking away all the obstacles which prevent your super stars from performing at their best?
- Where do you need to have the courage to get rid of toxic talent in your team to attract and retain even better talent?
- Useful information comes from books. How many books did you read recently?
- Where should you re-focus your energy to shield yourself from information overload which is neither actionable, nor entertaining?
- Your biggest risks are the things which you know, but are not true. What’s your active process to get external perspectives when making important decisions?
- Where can you strategically quit activities which do not improve the condition of your customers?
- Never participate in ineffective meetings. Where do you need to take ownership to raise meeting standards in your organization?
- If you don’t have personal goals, you will be working to achieve the goals of someone else. What’s your structural approach to identify and be reminded of your own goals?