List my 10 most important projects for the coming month.
I‘m a big list maker. At least monthly I compile a list of my most important projects, both personal and work-related.
This list gives structure to my weekly and daily planning sessions. At any given point, especially when I get bogged down in minutia, I can refer back to this list to ensure that I am always working on my most important priorities.
Retroactively, the lists also help me to assess the accomplishments of my team when I review our work at the end of each month, each quarter and each fiscal year.
This idea was originally created as part of the Rejuvenation Project, a month-long challenge to find one actionable idea per day that could help me to 1) keep my batteries charged, 2) remain focused on career priorities and 3) rejuvenate the creative spirit.