Effectiveness; Determine and focus on meaningful priorities
Set priorities and stick to them. Develop and use tools to set and monitor priority progress. We perform better with a system of progress reports. Leaders need to concentrate on the few major areas where superior performance will produce outstanding results. If you did not focus on a specific priority, would it get done? Assign others to focus on secondary priorities.
 Related Best Practices
- "The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done", Peter F. Drucker, 1966.
The author of this page is Terry Gardiner
Terry Gardiner is the founder and President of Silver Lining Seafoods and NorQuest Seafoods - a medium size Alaska seafood processing companies; and currently Board member of the Anvil Corporation, an employee owned company specializing in oil and gas engineering.
His co-operative experiences include member director of the Commercial Fishermen Co-operative association; creation of legislation for the Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank; and advisor to the US Dept of Health and Social Services for the state Health CO-OPs.
Terry served ten years as a member of the Alaska House of Representatives -several legislative committee chairmanships, Speaker of the House, Chairman of the Alaska Criminal Code Commission and board member on various state and federal boards and commissions.
Terry authored the leadership book, "Six-Word Lessons to Build Effective Leaders: 100 Lessons to Equip Your People to Create Winning Organizations".