Tag Archive: Priorities

Put One Big Rock on Your Calendar

The end of this week is your last opportunity to put a big rock on next week’s calendar. Once day-to-day urgencies appear, they prevent you from accomplishing important tasks. You’ve been meaning to… Continue reading

A Leader Without Priorities is a Chipmunk on Steroids

A chipmunk on steroids is always hungry. He drops the nut in his paws to grab the imploring nut that just plunked beside him. Trivialities mesmerize in organizations that lack priorities. 5 truths… 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 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