Leadership Tip

How to make your work feel more purposeful

It’s too easy to allow entire days to pass by in a blur, without being able to articulate what you’ve actually done. One of the most effective tactics for staying focused and productive is to bring purpose to each moment of your work. To give your job a fuller sense of purpose, try this approach:

  1. Start by understanding and articulating how your daily work connects to your personal goals and the goals of the organisation.
     
  2. Use that information to create a road map in which you identify which tasks are critical and which can wait.
     
  3. Make time estimates for each task, plotting out your work so that you know what you should be focusing on and when.
     
  4. Identify your distraction - and understand the root cause of them - so that you can catch yourself and return your attention to those tasks on your priority list.

The above leadership tip...
was sent in response to a question from a participant on our 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme and adapted from Stop Mindlessly Going Through Your Work Day by Leah Weiss. Whether you're a first time manager or an experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice is hard to find. Until now. To find out how you, your team or your organisation can benefit, please join us on our next complimentary webinar or contact us.

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