How are you at meeting deadlines? If you’re looking to improve, I have some great tips that will help you. I was recently reading through an informative list of 101 Common-Sense Rules for Leaders on focus.com, and came across ten tips on meeting deadlines that you could benefit from reading through. Here are five of the tips:
Meeting Deadlines Tip #1: “Only promise what you can realistically deliver. Don’t create deadlines that you know you can’t meet. By only promising what you know you can do, you’ll be able to finish on time.”
Meeting Deadlines Tip #2: “Set clear goals. Once you know what you need to accomplish, it helps to know how and when you want to do it. Put your goals down on paper and make sure everyone on your team gets a copy.”
Meeting Deadlines Tip #3: “Organize a team. Many of your employees will have unique strengths and training that can make them great assets to certain projects. Pick a team that has the right skills to carry out the job.”
Meeting Deadlines Tip #4: “Delegate tasks. Spread work among your employees in a way that doesn’t leave anyone overburdened while also allowing the project work smoothly.”
Meeting Deadlines Tip #5: “Create milestones. Creating milestones for you and your team will help you keep track of your progress and also give you a sense of accomplishment as you reach each milestone.”
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What other tips would you add to this list? Which of the five tips listed do you think is most helpful? Leave a comment in the Facebook Comments section below. I’d love to hear from you.
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