'IN The Business' VS 'ON The Business'?
How do you allocate your weekly time between “IN the business” activities and “ON the business” activities?
I often find in working with my executive coaching clients a time imbalance much more skewed toward “IN the business” activities. Inattention to or nominal focus of time “ON the business” can negatively impact adaptability to change, business and professional growth, and sustained success.
Consider the following activities and ask yourself how well you do in allocating sufficient time “ON the business”.
IN the Business:
Servicing your clients and customers
Developing new business
Marketing and networking efforts
Dealing with paperwork and administrative matters
Dealing with people and team issues
ON the Business:
Looking forward in a strategic way to where you want to go
Developing plans for achieving your strategic goals
Improving the WAY you do things; developing repeatable and effective processes
Developing tools to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and leveragability of what you do
Investing in new technology
Professional development and learning initiatives
Joining and becoming active in relevant professional organizations
Try this going forward:
Gain clarity at the beginning of the week on the "ON the business" projects you want to focus on
Set aside time WEEKLY for your “ON the business" activities
Block that time ON YOUR CALENDAR
What are the TOP 3 "ON the Business" projects YOU need to focus on over the next 30 to 60 days?
What will you do about those things this week?
Andy Robinson, Executive Coach
AndyRobinson.Coach | 239-285-5575 | Andy@AndyRobinson.Coach
"Helping CEO's and executives maximize their influence and impact."