We often counsel our clients on the perils of ‘initiative overload’ as it distracts efforts from what’s really important, depletes finite resources, and ultimately impedes overall success.
So as I began to think about all of the tasks I have to do to prepare for the holidays —sending cards, making desserts, gift shopping, to name a few—I felt a bit overwhelmed. I took a page out of our consulting book and began some personal initiative prioritization. I decided to send holiday cards and finish my gift shopping, as they keep me connected to friends and family, whereas I found alternatives to other initiatives such as ‘outsourcing’ some holiday cookies to my local bakery.
I’d be curious to hear how you and your organization combat ‘initiative overload’?