Work your way out of fire fighting

Once upon a time I worked for a large corporation. One of the managers there prided herself on being on the go. She was a constant whirlwind and ran between meetings (literally). She felt busy and important.

If effective management were measured by busy-ness, she would have been the queen. But it isn’t and she wasn’t.

Let’s face it we all have to much to do. Here are two articles that will help you make a “Not To Do” list and get out of the busy-ness trap.

From HBR on “slow management,” The Trap of Overwhelming Demands.

And Setting Clear Priorities.