In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Dan Iten are joined by Mark Satterfield, the Lead Pastor at the Glade Church in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. They focus on the five steps to getting things done, which include reducing, prioritizing, planning, executing, and measuring tasks. Satterfield also highlights the importance of having a vision framework, utilizing task management and productivity apps, learning from CEOs, reducing clutter, saying no to non-priority tasks, and delegating effectively.
The 5 steps to getting things done are:
- Reduce: This step involves evaluating tasks and prioritizing them based on importance and relevance. (3:07)
- Prioritize: After reducing tasks, it is important to prioritize the remaining tasks based on their significance and alignment with vision and values. (14:18)
- Plan: The planning step involves creating a schedule or a plan to allocate time and resources to the prioritized tasks. This includes using strategies like the Eisenhower matrix to determine what is important and urgent. (22:56)
- Execute: Once the plan is in place, executing and working towards accomplishing the tasks is important. This step focuses on acting and following through with the plan. (26:16)
- Measure: The final step is to measure the progress and effectiveness of the tasks. This includes evaluating whether the tasks were successfully completed and adjusting if needed. (38:08)
You can follow Mark on Twitter @sattymark or at his website at marksatterfield.blog.
“The reduction of insignificant tasks and clutter in physical and digital spaces also leads to greater efficiency in work.” – Mark Satterfield
“The evaluation and elimination of insignificant tasks should be a constant habit for leaders.” – Mark Satterfield
“One of the craziest things that can take place in the leader’s life is working on things that you accomplish for the day only to walk out and not know that those things really aren’t important for your own personal mission or the mission of the church.” – Mark Satterfield
“There’s work that we’re doing that technically shouldn’t be our work, you should be delegating it to others because it’s actually their work.” – Mark Satterfield
“If you’re a leader of an organization and you’re trying to think through your measures or evaluate what’s getting done, that is only going to be as strong as the vision framework you have for your organization.” – Mark Satterfield
“You do not rise to the level of your goals; you fall to the level of your systems.” – James Clear