In a world pepper with motivational gurus, management consultants and academics, the average manager who want to develop their leadership potential do not lack advice on what to do. The solution often seems obvious, comprising of one or a combination of the following:
- Develop a strategy to standout;
- Long and short-term planning to enhance process efficiency and effectiveness;
- Systematically compile and manage a never-ending list of daily tasks to do more;
- Enlarge your network and circle of influence through building relationships;
- Innovate to break away from the competition and create the blue ocean.
These are great ideas to work with. Our suggestion to participants who are developing themselves to be leaders is also to maintain a stop-doing list. What is the one habit you should replace? Who are the people you should stop spending time with? Which are the activities that you want to do less of, or not do completely.
By having a stop-doing list, we choose to stay focus.
After all, we only have 24 hours a day. In order to do more, we got eliminate something else, to prevent a burnout!