Valuable article about 21st Century Leadership in context of finding the time to research and make the right investments in all these disruptive technologies that your competitors might use to steal a march on you.
A simple system to help find the time for you and your staff.
One very simple – yet deceptively powerful – technique is Michael Bungay-Stanier’s three-way split: Bad Work, Good Work, Great Work2. Bad Work is work that, in an ideal world, you wouldn’t have to do. It’s fundamentally a waste of time – expense reporting is a good example. Good Work is the work that you were hired to do; that you are good at and know how to do; that others expect of you; where you are a ‘safe pair of hands’. Great Work is work that is a stretch for you; that fuels your passion; that challenges you; that you learn from. Consider colour-coding your diary: Red – Bad Work; Amber – Good Work; Green – Great Work. Then monitor the percentages.