90% of all leaders we work with say they start their day by getting a cup of coffee and going through their inbox.
They are shocked when we tell them to stop doing that.
So why is that bad? Shouldn’t you check immediately to see if there is any crisis that popped up? Don’t you have to make sure your team has what they need? How could this possibly be bad?
The hardest thing for the brain to do is to prioritize. It takes a tremendous amount of energy.
When you start your day by REACTING to others by reading emails, you are starting behind the ball.
So instead, set your big priorities for the day and figure out what things you need to do to accomplish those.
Once you have your plan, then read your emails to manage the day.