When we think about it, simplicity and effectiveness are somewhat synonymous. The phrase “Less is More” does seem to come to mind at the intersection of these two words, doesn’t it? Anyway, the truth of the matter is that everyone has too little time in the day and become overwhelmed quite often.
When we look at leaders, their tasks and duties become multiplied, as compared to the rest of us, and so can the feelings of stress and of being overwhelmed. The key to not having to experience this is to simplify your life in a way that allows you to do more of the things you love and less of the things that you don’t. It is something much easier said than done, but not impossible nor that difficult.
The dominant traits that define any great leader that has ever existed are effectiveness, consistency, being in control, and being content. Whenever someone is being overwhelmed by their volume of work, they are probably missing some, if not all of these traits.
By simplifying your life and your activities, however, you can manage your work, increase your overall effectiveness, as well as your success as a leader. Below are six methods that can help you achieve these things.