“You can make excuses, or you can make progress, but you can’t make both. The leaders who make the most progress make the fewest excuses. And the leaders who make the most excuses make the least progress.”
Les McKeown over at Predictable Success has a great new post here – definitely worth your time.
He notes, “If you’re not undertaking a weekly review (where you systematically scan each of your projects for next actions, process unfulfilled commitments, close off open loops and review your priorities for the incoming week) then at best you’re leading sub-optimally, and at worst you’re a train wreck of mounting unfulfilled commitments and scattershot prioritization.”
Our weekly workflow matters. If you’re not familiar with David Allen’s classic work Getting Things Done, I can attest that this is one of the books that truly changed how I live. Reading it 15 years ago revolutionized my workflow, and I cannot imagine juggling what I do without the systemic framework of GTD. I highly recommend it to my coaching clients, and to you – check it out.
As we start a new week, in the 4th quarter of the year, resist the temptation to coast through the holidays.
Leaders lead intentionally, pursuing excellence.
Leaders get things done.