DMA: Difference-Making Actions | Clarity
Clarity is having vision and purpose, communicating expectations and giving focus to daily actionable tasks. Difference-Making Actions is a method for having and keeping daily clarity.
- First thing every morning, take a sticky note.
- At the top write your most important current goal.
- Then write the numbers 1-5 down the page.
- Next to the 1, write the most important thing you could do today to accomplish that goal. Then write the next most important things under 2, 3, 4 and 5.
- You now have a list of the 5 most important things you could do today that would make the biggest difference in accomplishing your goal and fulfilling your organization’s mission.
Focused: DMA’s are the most important actions for the day–you shouldn’t have more than five.
Clear and Quantifiable: The focus here is on activites, not outcomes, so know exactly what you are going to do.
Realistic: Your DMAs will not be effective if you can’t actually do them.
DMAs, Clarity, The Trust Edge, David Horsager, Building Trust