Bosses can do everything, right? Wrong! Believe it or not, I do not know how to change the photocopier toner, or find the best pastries for a morning meeting, or even what my passwords are! But I have a great staff who do. And I have something else which I believe is the secret to good leadership – and is vital for creating a successful business.

A good leader doesn’t try to do everything. He or she mightn’t even be able to solve a particular problem at hand. But a leader offers something only someone in their position is able to – to act as a signpost towards where the business should go.

Once you have a destination in mind, everything else falls in to place. Goals make plans easy – they are the waypoints between where you are, and where you want to be. They also make prioritisation easy. Using The Eisenhower Matrix, you simply decide what is urgent, important (for reaching your goals), or a combination of the two.

Do you know where exactly your business should be? If not, I suggest you spend a weekend with a notebook, and work this out. I have a great range of tools that can help you, which I share with my talks. Contact me for more information.