As a busy school leader, it is easy to lose sight of your priorities. I've internalized the checklist mentality to create an weekly adaptable weekly organizer and tracker to help me keep all my priorities straight.
Over the years, I've adapted this to be short-hand abbreviations and codes, on the off chance I lose my tracker. I use to note the following:
The tracker has become my best friend, and has noticeably increased my efficiency, follow-through and ability to distinguish between the urgent (a meeting with an upset parent, a due date for a report I was given late) - and the important (maintaining my weekly one-on-one meetings with teachers and staff, providing feedback on lesson plans).
The tracker is ideally suited for an instructional leader and someone who manages the day-to-day work of classroom teachers, but can easily be adapted for other leaders. Hope it helps!