Make time to examine and rank priorities to make sure you are focused on the most important aspects of your business.

In today’s new normal business environment, executives run from meeting to meeting, call to call and rarely have time to THINK.  How do we know we are working on the right priorities?

I’ve found that my most successful clients plan time to think about strategy, growth, innovation and topics such as these.  It cannot be an after-thought!  Actually, this is one advantage of the horrible traffic in the L.A. area – sometimes it provides quality thinking time about your business.  However, who would hope for bad traffic?!  Instead, set time in your calendar to think and brainstorm about these types of topics.  This will develop your Eagle Eye.  I’ve found that developing this skill is critically important to allocating your time to the most beneficial items – those which will have the most impact, are most urgent and which require attention.

One opportunity to achieve this would be to attend an upcoming invitation-only executive roundtable discussion at Harvey Mudd College, moderated by me and my colleague Kash Gokli, professor of Manufacturing.  If you are an executive in the Southern California area who is interested in innovation, please review more information about our event on August 28th and let me know if you are interested in attending.