The Economy of Excellence
Time is the constant. How we leverage it is the variable. The best get more done for one simple reason. They waste less time than the rest of us. They are more efficient in their use of time and more effective in optimizing their time in various tasks.
So How Can We Improve the Economy?
Not Right Now - Excellent people say yes to critical tasks and not right now to less than critical tasks.
Automaticity - Excellent people work to increase their automaticity into their work. Their work fluency is how they accelerate their work and ultimately get more things done than others.
Leadership Capacity - Excellent leaders improve their economy by building leadership capacity and by empowering decision making in followers so that they preserve their time and reserve their effort for decisions that can only be answered by them.
Reflection - Excellent people reflect regularly and use reflection to improve their economy. They identify where they are wasting time, being over-involved, or under-involved in improving outcomes.
How's your Economy?
Where are you wasting time? Where do you need to increase in your automaticity? Where do you need to let go and empower others. The answers to these questions are the key to improve your economy, and the ability or inability to act. The only question we have to answer is will we have courage to change.