What is it that separates the successful from the unsuccessful or the profitable from the unprofitable? This is a question that every leader must discover the answer to if he or she does not want to end up amongst the ranks of mounting failures.
Learning From the Best.
In an effort to provide leaders with cutting edge information, I have made it my business to study some of the foremost leaders in this country. I have discovered that the differences between the successful and the unsuccessful are not as complex as many suspect; but rather very simple.
The #1 Factor:
The major factor that seems to make the most significant impact on the end result is time management. Successful and profitable leaders all seem to have mastered the art of separating the majors from the minors. These leaders have also developed the discipline of spending major time on major things.
The million dollar question, therefore, is how does one discern the majors from the minors. The best answer I have come across I heard from a successful entrepreneur out of Las Vegas who said, If it don’t make dollars then it don’t make sense!
Don’t Major in Minor Things
Principally speaking, every leader must organize his or her time around activities that have a clear correlation to the bottom line (or mission for non-profit organizations).…