Making room for opportunity
I have yet to meet a business owner whose day wasn’t full, whose calendar wasn’t overcrowded. Yet as CEOs we’re all looking for the next product line, that new market penetration, the new … to drive our businesses forward.
How do we make time in our days to make room for new opportunities?
In a recent Harvard Business Review article (“The Acceleration Trap,” April 2010), Heike Bruch and Jochen I. Menges suggest a great way: start a stop doing list: “Regularly ask yourself, your managers and the whole company: Which of our current activities would we start now if they weren’t already underway? Then eliminate all the others.”
Just because we’ve always done something doesn’t mean we have to keep doing it. What’s on your stop doing list?