To prioritize your goals, figure out your supervisor’s top goals for your team. If you don’t know, ask. Then identify which of your tasks will help the team meet those goals. Move those tasks to the top of your priority list.
Evaluate your task list in that way daily or weekly. By aligning your priorities with the most important goals for the team, you help ensure your team’s success—and that makes you highly valuable and promotable.
— Adapted from “Managing Up: Helping Your Boss Is the Best Way to Help Yourself,” Ken Jacobs, www.prsa.org.