Leadership Qualities: Focus Part 2
Too Many Pursuits-Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 (negative)
The old axiom remains true: If you chase two rabbits, both will escape. This was certainly true of Solomon’s futile attempts to reach his varied goals (He pursued eight goals in Ecclesiastes 2 alone!) So, what can we learn from this leader about focus?
Consider the following checklist as you make decisions about where to invest your time and energy. When faced with a decision, ask yourself:
When you say “yes” to an opportunity, get ready to focus. Make to-do lists. Set your priorities. Avoid clutter. Pursue excellence, but avoid perfectionism. Question everything. Work to prevent procrastination. Control interruptions and distractions. Use the calendar. Narrow your wedge-don’t try to do everything. That means you’ll have to say no to some good things. And how can you say no gracefully?
Join me next time for Leadership Qualities: Focus Part 3