Category Archive: Commitment

How to Manage Your Schedule When Your Hair is on Fire

Overcommitment is sprinting into oblivion with your hair on fire. Self-management is less about getting stuff done and more about your relationship with time. Effect of overcommitment: You can’t enjoy leading with a… Continue reading

6 Relationships that Cause you to Overcommit

I woke up late this morning. It caused me to reflect on the reason I get up in the first place. Commitments came to mind. Every commitment is a limitation. Sleeping late and… Continue reading

7 Universal Principles that Explain the Persistent Problems of Leadership

7 universal principles: #1. If you’re persistently exhausted, you’re doing too many things. Reflections for exhausted leaders: What needs to be true for you to rest? What time will you stop working today?… Continue reading

Rethink Your New Year’s Resolution Before it’s too Late

You respect yourself less when you break commitments you make to yourself. New Year’s resolutions seduce us into decisions that undermine self-respect. Don’t like doesn’t work: You don’t like your weight. You hate… Continue reading

The 5 Powers of Shared Commitment

A leader who refuses to call for shared commitment embraces pointless turmoil. An inability to create shared commitments propels you toward frantic mediocrity. The doorway to meaningful achievement swings on the hinges of… Continue reading

How to Show Up as Your Best Self Today

Leaders are too concerned about doing everything right. Focus on showing up as your best self if you aspire to do things right. Justifications for worst-self leadership: #1. Burning hair. You can’t bring… Continue reading