Quit Managing Your Time… Manage Your Attention

Video of BP9IBrgx7eA No matter what you do, time marches on at its own pace—tick, tick, tick—and there's nothing you can do to change that (unless you can go pretty close to the speed of light). Time is the great equalizer; it runs at the same speed for everybody, rich or poor, jet pilot or…

Reflection

Here is an excerpt from Leadership Matters. It contains 31 daily insights to inspire extraordinary results. day 25: Reflection Today's hyperactive and attention-demanding world makes reflection no easy task. Nonetheless, we still must find a way to carve out "mental space" so we can think clearly, plan, reflect, dream. My youngest daughter has a special…

Self-care

Here is an excerpt from Leadership Matters. It contains 31 daily insights to inspire extraordinary results. day 26: Self-care Can you recite the flight attendant’s safety speech? I bet you can. You know, the one that goes something like, “... In the event of a loss of cabin pressure, an oxygen mask will drop from…

Simplify Success

Video of uGhg6o-AmlA The Speed of Success video reveals Simplify as the first of the seven S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Accelerators.  In 1800, an average American had 300 products to choose from.  Today, there are more than 1 million complex products on the shelves.   When Julie asks me to pick up some bread on the way home,…

Finding Your Team’s Sweet Spot

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Most types of sports equipment – a golf club, a tennis racquet, a baseball bat – have a certain spot that, if the ball hits it, will give the player the optimal result. Hitting this sweet spot yields a long drive down the fairway, a swift crosscourt return or home run swing. Every sport has…

Quit Managing Your Time… Manage Your Attention

Video of BP9IBrgx7eA Time is a great equalizer; it runs at the same speed for everybody, rich or poor, jet pilot or snail farmer. You can't manufacture time, you can't reproduce time, you can't slow time down or turn it around and make it run in the other direction. You can't trade bad hours for…

How to Declare Victory by Noon Everyday

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A typical day in business (and in life) contains a curve ball or two that throws you off our plan.  A customer complaint gets elevated to you, an employee matter erupts, negative press on social media requires an all-hand-on-deck meeting, an urgent project from the CEO lands on your desk, an unexpected expense requires your…

10 Risks for Growing Businesses

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Business is good in nearly every sector, but business leaders still need to be aware of 10 common risks associated with rapid growth:   Betting against the law. (legally required activities on the back burner) Operational infrastructure is underdeveloped. Product and service quality are declining. (customer needs are obscured by growth needs) Inability to quickly…

Leadership Vision

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Here is an excerpt from Leadership Matters. It contains 31 daily insights to inspire extraordinary results. day 30: Vision About 350 years ago, a shipload of travelers landed on the northeast coast of America. The first year, they established a town site. The next year, they elected a town government. The third year, the town…

Quit Moving… and Be Still

Video of nTm1-Sh_DTo The blinding speed of today's information-saturated, time-deprived, hyper-competitive world forces us to run, run, run just to keep pace. Alarm! Snooze button. Alarm! Check phone for emails and texts. Shower. Check headlines. Check voice mail. Drive to office. Check email. Check schedule. Join global teleconference in progress. Reply to incoming text messages - and that's just the…