My Weekly Review Template
Taking an hour or so every week to unplug from doing turns out to be really hard. When I finally get the time to sit
Hard work vs. effortless work
Sometimes we resist taking a next step because a task is going to require hard work. Elbow grease. Effort. On the one hand, doing hard
Did you get my message?
Dealing with people who don’t reply is frustrating. However, when we ask “did you get my message?” it turns out we have a trust issue. When
Keyboard shortcuts are excellent investments
Like any learnable skill, it takes practice to figure out how they work. However, there’s an exponential benefit of learning your favorite applications shortcuts or
Productivity and Focus
Decide to focus
- You must make a choice to focus your attention on something specific.
- If you don’t choose to focus, someone else will — or you will be driven by the what’s current and catastrophes.
- The best leaders and thinkers are disciplined about focusing daily.
Asking “how might we” questions
A powerful tool to help your leadership is to ask great questions. Yes, there is such a thing as a bad question. In school, teachers
Dealing with Resistance
Anytime we do important work, we WILL face Resistance. It is pretty much a guarantee. People won’t like what we’re doing. They may even
Communicate early and often
I’ve experienced it and I’m sure you have too. You’re getting close to a deadline for a project and you’re waiting on 12
Not enough time…
I’m sure you’ve experienced this before. A project or deadline is quickly approaching and you think to yourself, if I only had more time,
The Green Stamp
In your organization, business, or life, who has the green stamp? The green stamp is the special “mark of approval” required to move
Leadership and Influence
Resistance as positive evidence
When we encounter Resistance, we might get discouraged conclude that our idea or project is being rejected and a failure. We interpret Resistance
Sustained focus is a competitive advantage
Today’s culture requires each of us to set personal boundaries to allow ourselves to focus on what we choose to focus. It’s harder
Behavior: getting from pointless to purposeful
Pointlessness. I hate it. Don’t you? I bet that you, just like me, have had pointless experiences. Pointless meetings. Pointless texts. Pointless phone
We all operate with a set of core principles and commitments. Some of us are aware of what they are, others haven’t defined
Dealing with Difficult People and Conflict
Prevent frustration and overwork with these powerful, yet simple tools
When working on a team, have you ever been frustrated because a project did not turn out quite right? It turns out that
Are difficult people following you everywhere you go?
Wherever you go, you will always deal with difficult people. Always. Many of us buy into the myth that at another job, in
There will always be opposition
Have you ever encountered someone who doesn’t agree with your point of view or see things the same way you do? I’m
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