More than a decade ago my entire office went through the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People workshop. It was a terrific investment and the tools have stuck with with me since. Given the nature of our work - global, crisis oriented, and not something that was 24/7, we had to find ways to create pauses for strategic focus, planning and action.
One of the most useful things we agreed to as an entire organization was that a certain 30 minutes every morning would be a closed door period where we it was time to really focus. Although it took months to really get in the habit of this the payoffs were tremendous for the entire organization, not just leaders.
Questions to consider:
What opportunities do you and your team members have to close the door and focus?
What would it take to carve out a 30 minute window where you could? What impact would that have?
What would need to change?
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