Most leaders have to-do lists; some are written, some are mental. Many leaders prioritize items on these lists–by importance, time sensitivity, difficulty or ease, nature of the task. Not too many leaders put each item from their to-do lists onto their calendar, however. As a result, those items rarely get done on time, if at all.
Try putting to-do list items on your schedule. The first step you’ll likely have to take is to start scheduling down time, so that you have a built-in window for to-do list items. How might your life improve if you make this change?