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.