You will be faced with many tasks. It is safe to say that you will not be able to do everything, so it is wise to periodically make a list of the tasks that confront you and prioritize them. The following technique may be helpful in prioritizing:
Do – Determine from the list the things you think are most important to accomplish and are things you should do yourself.
Delegate – Remember that there many leaders within your region with skills, experience, and motivation to carry out a wide variety of tasks. A truly effective worker understands that achievers do not try to accomplish everything themselves and recognizes that some things are better handled by others. Delegating not only frees up your time for other things, it ensures that resources are used wisely and that people who want to help are motivated and involved.
Delay until another time – Some things can wait. The danger is delaying too many things until deadlines are near. The best policy here is to consider when things are due, how long it will take to accomplish them, and what your current workload will allow.
Delete – If you have set goals using the guidelines we mentioned earlier, you may recognize that some of them are not achievable or realistic, or that they are just not important. A good leader knows when to concentrate on the important and eliminate the rest.
As you prioritize tasks and set deadlines, you will want to organize your plans and actions. You will find phones to be an indispensable tool for managing your time.