I tend to take on a lot of things – sometimes too much. While I naturally want to get everything done, sometimes I need to juggle. Not being a circus star, I need to prioritize all the balls I have in the air. Otherwise, I may end up dropping the wrong one. When I consider my range of tasks, there are usually three types: the must dos, the should dos and the could dos.
One of the biggest benefits of working with an assistant is they can push us to plan ahead. What is the plan for today? Who do we need to follow-up with? What do we need to start working on? Yet many people struggle with how to partner with their assistant most effectively. Here are some more detailed suggestions.