Tag Archive: Priorities

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 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