Process the information.
One struggle I’ve witnessed consistently with leaders is that they drown in information overload. They have more good ideas than they can implement. They are constantly fed details they can’t handle adequately. They just don’t know what to do with all the stuff in their heads. In fact, they fail to accomplish as much as they could simply because they have more information than they can effectively process.
Does that sound like you?
- You have a million ideas
- You have so many opportunities before you
- You don’t lack for information
- Your desk is covered with tiny notes to yourself
- You are struggling to remember things
- You can’t keep up
- You frequently see good ideas pass you by
- You forget what the notes mean when you see them again
Here’s a quick tip:
The more organized the information…the less stress you’ll feel…and the more useful the information will be to you later.
Make a checklist of information in Excel
Get a paper folder system
Become a iPad app filing expert
Scan it to your laptop and place it in cyber folders
Figure out what works for you, but develop and learn a system for processing information.
Invest enough time setting up your method of handling information and it will dramatically improve your leadership capacity.
Don’t let information overwhelm you.
The best leaders I know are excellent at handling large loads of information.
The better you learn to process information, the better you’ll be at making information work for you.
Be honest, do you need to do this?
How do you process information?