Tag Archive: Priorities

The Ability to Say NO is the Power to do What Matters

You can’t say YES to everything and excel at anything. Most people don’t enjoy saying NO to their boss, colleagues, or employees. But a world without ‘NO’ is filled with distraction, chaos, frustration,… Continue reading

5 Ways to Choose Important Over Urgent

People tend to choose urgent tasks they can complete quickly and put off important tasks that take longer to complete. (The Mere Urgency Effect) Important tasks take longer and are more demanding than… Continue reading

The Most Important Thing You Manage isn’t Projects or People

Someone or something is controlling your attention. Often it’s not you. Maybe it’s an email alert or a buzzing cell phone. Distracted leaders live inconsequential lives. The most important thing you manage is your… Continue reading

How Leaders Expand Their Future and Enhance Their Success

  Your future shrinks or expands in relation to the strength of your connections. Depth of connection determines breadth of influence. 3 dangers of disconnection Disconnected leaders: Feel blindsided and violated by negative… Continue reading

How to Limit Distraction and Feel in Control of Your Day

Everyone has priorities. For ineffective managers, it’s the next email, text, phone call, or person who walks through the door. Meaningful work requires a closed door. The person who always responds immediately to… Continue reading

How Distraction-Addicts Find Focus

If I’m not distracted, I’m looking for the next distraction. I’m addicted to distraction. It makes me feel important.  Distraction doesn’t make you important it makes you shallow. Meaningful leadership means letting go… Continue reading