Category Archive: Time management

Reject this Myth about Management Before it’s too Late

The danger of a myth is it works until it destroys you. A path based on a lie always leads to oblivion. The myth to reject: always-on is the path to success. Always-on… Continue reading

The Urgency Illusion: Are You Running Around with Your Hair on Fire? Here’s Why!

The urgent has obscured the important if you’re constantly running around with your hair on fire. Distracted leaders finish a few ‘small’ tasks before doing important work. Stop saying, “Let me finish these… Continue reading

How to Flame Up, Not Out

Leaders flame-out because consequences come slowly. Neglecting your team doesn’t bite you immediately. Chasing urgencies – instead of priorities – seems like success for a while. Working long hours works for a while.… Continue reading

How to Overcome the Distraction of Compassion

Distracted leaders are octopods spinning like tornados with sucker-filled tentacles clinging to ‘important’ trivialities. You can’t go eight directions at the same time and make meaningful progress. The centrifugal force of distraction drives… Continue reading

Distraction: Defeating the Beast that Contaminates Leadership and Dilutes Effectiveness

The seduction of distraction is it makes you feel important while diluting usefulness at the same time. The habit of hurry drains fulfillment and frustrates engagement. No one achieves excellence by doing one… Continue reading

The Dairy Farmer’s Path to Success

I grew up milking cows in Central Maine. It was a great life for a kid, but I prefer getting my milk in the dairy section today. The dairy farmer’s path to success:… Continue reading