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1

A leader must remain calm and ____

make the best decision possible.

2

Seals verbalize prioritize and execute with this direction:

Relax, look around, make a call

3

Even the most competent leaders can be overwhelmed if they ____

try to tackle multiple problems or a number of tasks simultaneously.

4

If a team tries to handle multiple problems simultaneously , the team will likely ____

fail at each of the tasks.

5

Leaders must determine the ____ and _____.

* highest priority
* execute

6

A particularly effective means to help prioritize and execute under pressure is to ____

stay at least a step or two ahead of real time problems.

7

Through careful contingency planning, a leader can anticipate ____

likely challenges that could arise during execution and map out an effective response to those challenges before they happen.

8

If the team has been briefed and understands what actions to take through such likely contingencies, the team can ____

then rapidly execute when those problems arise, even without specific direction from leaders.

9

It is crucial, particularly for leaders at the top of the organization, to pull themselves off the firing line, step back, and ____

maintain the strategic picture.

10

With an stepped back, strategic picture perspective, it becomes far easier to determine the ____

highest priority effort and focus all energies toward its execution.

11

Teams must be careful to avoid ____

target fixation on a single issue.

12

The team must maintain the ability to quickly ____ and rapidly adapt to a constantly changing battlefield.

* re-prioritize efforts

13

To implement prioritize and execute in any business team, or organization, a leader must:

* Evaluate the highest priority problems
* Lay out in simple, clear, and concise terms the highest priority effort for your team.
* Develop and determine a solution, seek input from key leaders and from the team where possible
* Direct the execution of that solution, focusing all efforts and resources toward this priority task
* Move on the next highest priority problem. Repeat.
* When priorities shift within the team, pass situational awareness both up an down the chain of command.
* Don't let focus on one priority cause target fixation. Maintain the ability to see other problems developing and rapidly shift as needed.