Monica Wofford, CSP, teaches leaders to understand and improve their own leadership in using practice, skills, and desire as their three areas of focus.

Which of these tips do you use for making lists and getting things done?

This week has been much talk about list making and getting things done and how to keep from getting overwhelmed with all a leader does so that you don’t end up micromanaging others. Wow, that’s a mouthful! And the truth is leadership is not just about your list and if we stay focused on that LIST, we may find that the list you make starts leading you. Here are some key guidelines and one completely unique idea that may help.

Never forget that you control what goes on your list of things to lead, do, write, email, call, or see.

  • If you think you’ve got too much on your list…well…then shift some things to tomorrow.
  • If you think you’ve overloaded your list, start crossing things off or shifting the urgency of some items or delegate.
  • If, however, you want a completely radical way of managing your list of things to do, leaders… take note! Don’t make a list at all…until… the end of the day…

Then make a list of all the things you did and cross them all off and head for home with a glorious sense of satisfaction and achievement. Okay, so there’s always another way to look at our leadership issues!

What other tips have you found effective in your leadership of your lists, tasks, and accomplishments? We want to hear from you so tweet me @monicawofford or send me a message on LinkedIn and let’s keep up the connection! Also, if you know someone to whom this particular MondayMoment would be most helpful, forward it to them or suggest they sign up at

Happy Friday and of course, stay contagious!


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