Category Archive: Saying No

Fatigue and self-acceptance

Persistent fatigue is your opportunity to say something stupid, do something wrong, lose your temper, forget details, and destroy your health. (Adapted from Harvard Health) Driving to success may drive you past tired… Continue reading

You Only Need Three Words

Everything you need to know about getting a grip on your time is contained in three words. Eliminate … Delegate … Accelerate Eliminate: Stop unnecessary or low priority tasks. Delegate: Give tasks to… Continue reading

People pleasers

Wanting another’s approval is healthy. Needing it is sick. You can’t please all the people even some of the time. “The disease to please,” as psychologist Harriet Braiker likes to call it, is… Continue reading

Over commit to one thing

“Successful people have a glaring tendency to over commit,” Marshal Goldsmith. Leaders live for opportunities. Opportunities ignite passions. As a result they may chase too many chickens at once and end up empty… Continue reading

Ignore Things

Typically, leaders see and do. Surprisingly, successful leaders also learn to ignore things. Edward de Bono correctly observes, “An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what… Continue reading

How to Disagree

I had a young, new member of the leadership team I lead ask me, “What do you want me to do when I disagree with you?”  “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody… Continue reading