Identify your most important stakeholders and focus on the work that matters most to them.
Ask yourself these questions:
Have I conducted a thorough analysis of who my most important stakeholders are? Or who they should be?
Have I spent enough time with those stakeholders to understand what value they would like from me? Have we had a big-picture conversation and not just a current-work-in-progress discussion?
How would I measure whether I am adding value to the right stakeholders for the right reasons at the right time?
To what extent do I have a clear sense of purpose and mission in my role? To what extent am I fluent in articulating my clear purpose, particularly in moments when I need to demonstrate integrity around prioritising work?
Am I spending enough time thinking about where I spend my time, as well as on whom and what I spend it and why? As priorities change, do I adapt quickly enough and communicate these changes broadly enough?
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