II. NOT URGENT – IMPORTANT I. URGENT – IMPORTANT • Preparation/Prevention• Crises • Planning Pressing problems • Relationship building• Deadline-driven projects • Innovation/Creativity• Meetings • Empowerment• Preparations • “Escape” activitiesTHESE USUALLY GET DONE. • Work-life balance THESE ARE HIGH IMPACT – MAKE THEM A PRIORITY! III. URGENT – NOT IMPORTANT IV. NOT URGENT –• Interruptions NOT IMPORTANT• (Some) phone calls • Busywork• (Some) mail/email • Junk mail• (Some) reports • (Some) phone calls• (Some) meetings • Time wasters• Many popular activities
Test scores will take care of themselves whenschools are passionately committed to helpingeach student develop the knowledge, skills,and dispositions essential to his or her success.
In Denton ISD, the word “goal” means WIG, orWildly Important Goal.
Discipline 1: Focus on the Wildly Important Wildly Important Goals (WIGs): The vital few goals that must be achieved to fulfill the purpose, or nothing else you achieve really matters much. Pretty Important Goals (PIGs) are goals that represent the many good things you can do. PIGs are the enemy of WIGs!Align Systems 61
ExampleIncrease academic achievement of economicallydisadvantaged students in science from53% to 62% by August 2007Align Systems
LEADTheterm“Lead”isanotherwayofsaying activity/action the school willtake to achieve their WIGs.Great Teams invest their energies in the fewactivities that have the most impact on theirWIGs. To achieve goals that have never beenachieved before, teams need to do thingsthey’ve never done before.
Discipline 2: Act on the Lead Measures The 80/20 rule states that 80 percent of results flow from 20 percent of activities. As a team, you must ask yourselves: What critical activities, if done with excellence, will have the greatest impact on results?Align Systems 65