You’ve set high goals for this year, haven’t you? You probably want to achieve more, to grow your business and outrun the competition; you probably want to learn more, to grow as a person and to become more successful.
The goals are set. Now is time for the execution. Now is the time to focus on action, but not meaningless action. To achieve your goals, you need to stay focused and productive and to inspire your team members to stay focused and productive. But how to do so if there is always something that distracts you?
And often you alone kill your productivity by focusing on tasks that do you no good. What these tasks might be, you may wonder? Well, here are three of the most common productivity-killer leadership approaches that you should be aware of and avoid.
Organize and attend unproductive meetings
As the leader of your company, make sure that meetings are held only when there is a need for it. Make it a priority to keep the meetings short, to invite only the people, who need to be there, and to encourage all of them to prepare in advance for the meeting. Unorganized meetings can be such a time killer, so make sure that you aren’t wasting your valuable office-hours attending unproductive gatherings in the conference room.
Micromanagement and unwillingness to delegate
The unwillingness to delegate is killing your productivity. We get it – you want to have things under control. But micromanaging your team and refusing to trust your employees with more challenging tasks will eventually destroy your business – you will get more stressed and tired, your team members will feel underappreciated, and more focus will be put into the minor tasks and less focus will be put into the major and more important business activities.
Spending countless hours overthinking the details of a project and trying to perfect things that are just fine is a major mistake that many entrepreneurs tend to make. You are wasting time on perfecting something that is functioning, which can stop you from focusing on the next step. In the technology-driven and highly-competitive business world of today, you need to move fast if you want to be still in the game the next day. So, don’t obsess over the little details and focus on the bigger picture.