You're swamped with work, you're constantly putting out fires, and there's always something that slips off your plate each week. Does this sound like you?
If so, it's likely because some or all of these 4 things are happening to you. Understanding why this happens is the key to working more efficiently, getting more done, and ultimately moving your school forward.
So, let's jump in!
1. You are frequently dropping tasks at hand to put out fires. 🔥 Sometimes, it's unavoidable. Other times, that "fire" is not as urgent as it seems. This is similar to how the temptation of checking a seemingly urgent email destroys productivity.
2. You have an open-door policy without boundaries. 🚪 Instead, try setting intentional hours of deep-focus time without interruptions.
3. You are not setting an example. 🤷♀️ Maybe it's working on the weekends, or not admitting when you've made a mistake. Whatever it is, as a leader, people will model your behavior.
4. You're spending too much time on tasks you can outsource. 😰 If you're overworking yourself on small tasks that you think only you can do, then it's time to outsource.
I guarantee that these 4 things account for 99% of the reasons why you aren't getting work done. So, I encourage you to be mindful of not just the work itself, but how you're accomplishing it.
What productivity hacks do you use at your school? I'd love to hear from you! If we haven't yet connected, connect with me on LinkedIn!