Category Archive: Time management

The Real Reason Teams Don’t Work

Overwork prevents teamwork. Imagine the feeling of being close to missing a deadline. At 3:00 p.m. a team mate needs your expertise on their marketing project. Are you eager to serve? Or, are… Continue reading

How to Quickly End Useless Meetings

More lying happens in meetings than any other place in your organization, most are lies of silence. In meetings, silence isn’t consent, its cowardice, self-interest, manipulation, or political expediency. Honesty, more than anything else, transforms meetings. … Continue reading

The Rule of the Needle

* Failing is easy – chase urgencies and neglect priorities. Success is found by passionately doing what matters most. ***** The thing that matters most for leaders is building other leaders. If you… Continue reading

The Surprising Power of Stopping to Begin Again

The longer you work at improving something – the fewer improvements you make. Gold Medal swimmers work unending hours shaving hundredths of seconds off their time. Not so, when they began swimming. Improvement… Continue reading

8 Ways to Create Great Meetings

Poorly run meetings start in the wrong place and end up rushed before they’re done. Right place: Leave inconsequential items for the end. Deal with big items at the beginning. I’m tempted to… Continue reading

On Turtles and Rabbits – Finding Pace

***** Few leaders find effective pace naturally. You’re running in circles because of two types of mistakes; both have to do with pace. You’re either too slow or too fast. Pokey Turtle: Scan… Continue reading