Prioritise by value not task.

2 min readJun 6, 2021
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I’ve noticed in myself and others that we’re often driven by tasks.

However, quite often we get driven by these tasks rather than actually looking at those that are going to give us most value. We can fall into a routine and a rhythm, just thinking these things are going to get us to where we want to get to.

We know from the Pareto technique that 80% of what gives us the best value comes from 20% of our work.

What would be the best approach?

I’m curious to understand that if we took tasks and labelled them with value, which order we would put them in.

So if you were value lead, rather than task Lead, how would you prioritise your time.

I invite you to challenge yourself, look at recent routines and see how you would change things.

Here are six questions you might like to consider:

  • What would be on your to most value to you do list ?
  • What would be on your most value to others to do list?
  • or be on your support your role to do list?
  • How do these compare to what you do
  • and how you set your priorities?
  • What are your options for your next actions?

By prioritising by value rather than task you may get more of what you want to do.




Im a giver, sharer with aspirations. Im a leadership coach, single mum, love being outdoors - recently described as having energetic integrity.