Leaders know that if a task does not lead to valuable results then it is a waste of time. Leaders should only work on what is most important. Even if a leader is doing something great, if it is not in their key results area, it is a waste of time. To prioritize, leaders can ask themselves four questions:
What are the key result areas that should be focused on?
What is it that only the leader can do?
What is the most effective use of time?
Leaders can use the ABCDE method to help them prioritize tasks:
*The most important tasks are labeled “A” and get done first.
*Tasks labeled “B” should be done, but are not the most important.
*”C” is for tasks that would be nice to complete.
*Tasks that can be delegated to others, are labeled “D.”
*Any tasks labeled “E” need to be eliminated.