Those who have succeeded in proving their leadership skills end up on top of the ladder. They become CEOs of a certain company. However, being a CEO is an entirely different position and it demands more from you. As a result, even the most experienced leaders fail. These are some of the mistakes they commit that must be avoided if you want to succeed. This applies to both CEOs and regular employees.
Multitasking all the time
There is nothing wrong in multitasking especially if you have deadlines to meet. You should have the capacity to balance things in your hands. This also shows just how strong you are as a leader. You don’t give up right away. The sad part is that when you multitask, you don’t see things through. It is important for you to see things until completion before moving on to another task. This makes you more productive and accurate. The key is time management. You need not multitask if you have enough time doing one thing before moving on to another.
Turning phone notifications on
If possible, you just have to turn off all phone notifications. This is the best way for you to get meaningful tasks done. With notifications, your productivity is immediately stopped. Take note that when you are already focused on a specific task, getting back to it would take time. Therefore, you need to not be interrupted as much as possible.
Failing to sleep well
It does not matter how busy you are with work. You have to sleep when it is time to do so. Lack of sleep leads to memory loss and other brain related problems. You have to maintain 6-8 hours of sleep whenever possible. There are a lot of sleep tracking devices to make sure you have enough time to rest.
Conducting meetings all the time
Just because you are doing meetings does not mean you are organized. The truth is that most meetings are disorganized and totally unnecessary. There are studies revealing that meetings cost employers around $3.7 billion annually. Meetings affect productivity. Ideas are thrown out all the time but nothing gets done. Worse, meetings make everyone more confused. Besides, there are ways to spread information to other members of the team. You can use messaging apps to send information to everyone. You can even do meetings through group chats. Everyone is informed and they should be responsible in making sure they are not left out.
It is totally understandable to be in under so much pressure as a CEO. There is too much expected from you. By avoiding these mistakes, success could be at hand soon.
The best tip for CEOs to succeed is to remain optimistic. Numbers won’t always reveal something positive. Employees won’t always end up being supportive. You just need to push throw and believe in the business. This is what could push you towards the finish line.
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