What you Should do for 4 hours EVERY Week

Four Hours

Every leader, without exception, should be investing a minimum of 4 hours weekly working ON the organization rather than IN the organization. If your organization is going to move forward, you must spend time away from people, working on the direction of the organization.

There is no such thing as a good leader that does not spend focused time working ON the organization.

Your four hours may include strategic planning, implementation of a strategic plan, researching, working on where you need to go next, setting goals, writing content, crafting communication, etc.

If you are an organizational leader, work on the future of your organization and where you want the organization to go. Explore new opportunities. Write a plan for the next 12 months. Find solutions to the problems you are facing.

If you are a church leader, work ON the Church rather than only IN the church.

The enemy of this kind of time is the URGENT. There will always be things to react to, respond to, and meetings with people. Most of us have more work than we can ever finish. But don’t allow the URGENT to dominate the IMPORTANT. Your weekly 4-hour vision time must be fiercely protected. Use this¬†time to think, to create, to write, and to plan.

Schedule a four-hour block of time this week and every week. Put it in the calendar. And don’t compromise it.

Also Read: How to Keep Urgent from Dominating Important

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Posted by Brian Howard

My focus is to help YOU move forward one step at a time. I write about church excellence, personal productivity, and family leadership. I coach leaders, start churches, and help organizations break growth barriers. My goal is to draw on this experience to help YOU move forward in life, leadership, and productivity.

  1. Brian,
    Thanks for this post. As a rural pastor who is struggling with the lack of leadership in my church, I am in need for setting time aside to think about working “ON” the church. I would ask I have been dealing with the lack of leadership, therefore, spilling to apathy in the church. So, I will spend some time praying, thinking, planning, and writing out a plan. I am enjoy reading several of your post on time management since I am a pastor, husband, father of 3 children, seminary student, and a triathlete. I am very interested in being a good steward with what the Lord has granted me. Thanks for your writings.

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