Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Defining Priorities

Over the last 16 months, I have had the delightful opportunity to teach and visit with numerous first time, front line supervisors from many different industries and from many different parts of the country. Repeatedly, in large and small group settings, I have been asked the following question: “How do you prioritize?” It is a fantastic question and one that I, and other senior leaders, have struggled to answer.

The challenge is that we, experienced coaches, consultants, and senior leaders, do it unconsciously. We really don’t think about it. Instead, we just do it. The difficulty is that others are wanting to do it well too. And now we are called to explain our thinking and our process.

First, I know that defining priorities is not a linear process but instead a more dynamic process with multiple things happening at once. 

Second, discernment, which is the first step to defining priorities, happens when there is a framework that is guiding the organization and the person. 

Third, successful leaders understand that defining a priority is not the same as actually executing a priority. It is the later that makes the former a true priority.  

We will be exploring this subject and many others in greater detail during the upcoming Spring ’16 From Vision to Action Executive Roundtable. 

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If defining priorities and helping others do this better is part of your future, I will look forward to seeing you at the Spring 2016 From Vision to Action Executive Roundtable.

Geery Howe, M.A. Consultant, Executive Coach, Trainer in Leadership, Strategic Planning and Organizational Change Morning Star Associates 319 - 643 - 2257

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