How do you handle the hand-offs and multi-tasking in your every day environment?
The same thing is true of your job. The tasks could be done by many people. Someone who is great at their job and embraces the mental effort necessary to do not just multi-tasking, but also capable of switching tasks efficiently is who will win! Someone that can read between the lines, to keep many balls going at the same time.
They can execute on both strategy, the what, and tactics, the how – both.
Sometimes, we mistakenly think that “menial” tasks get in the way of our work. Often, it’s these things that in fact, are the work.