Deadlines create urgency

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

At my company, we have a BIG annual event called CN LIVE!  1500 People come in on X date, and we better be ready and get our projects done – because they are coming!  This creates lots of urgency.

With this urgency, we get a LOT done in a short amount of time.  Without the urgency of a deadline, I am certain that this same progress would take three times as long.

Create a deadline for your team.  Have an event, or plan a presentation – even if it’s to each other.  Make a hard date for something to be done.  Have a contest or competition that ends at a given time.

Create urgency.  How can you do it for your team today?

Darrin Saffell

Hello back to you Larry! We definitely need a sense of urgency right now. Thanks for the advice!

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