The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 
Priorities vs. Time: How to regain control of your schedule—and your flow of information
  • Publication Date:
    January 2012

Everyone requires administrative help to focus her workweek, prepare/follow up from senior staff meetings, get ready for board meetings and customer visits, or be available to employees. But getting—and staying—on top of the myriad strategic, operational, political, and personal demands of two jobs requires more: The changes that must be thought through and executed are too important for the companies those leaders run and also for the legacies they will leave behind. The leader in such demanding, change-oriented situations must think through the adjustments needed to her style and perspective and then, honestly and objectively, determine whether the support system that has been adequate for one job will enable her to be as effective as she must be to perform both jobs simultaneously.

 

This article is a companion to "Help Is Here," by Liza Wright.

Support Our Work

Support our nonpartisan, nonprofit research and insights which help leaders address societal challenges.

Donate

OTHER RELATED CONTENT

RESEARCH & INSIGHTS

WEBCASTS

COUNCILS

BLOGS

PRESS RELEASES & IN THE NEWS