Tag Archive: Time Management

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

5 Ways to Bring Your Best When Schedules are Tight

In one study*, theology students at Princeton University stepped over a person in need. They were on their way to give a talk about the Good Samaritan. The needy person coughed and moaned… 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

Who’s Got the Monkey

Full disclosure: This post is an excuse to show our youngest granddaughter with the screaming monkey. Audiences love “Who’s got the monkey” stories. The idea is based on a 1974 HBR article by… Continue reading

5 Guaranteed Ways to Pour Slop Out of Your Bucket

Overbooked, overwhelmed, and over-committed … You have slop in your bucket. Life grows meaningless as time passes, unless you pour out the slop. 5 guaranteed ways to pour slop out of your bucket: #1.… Continue reading

Finding Sanity in an Insanely Busy World

Low impact leaders live frantic, unfocused lives. At the end of the day, they wonder what they accomplished. Busyness isn’t effectiveness. The more frantic you are the less powerful your impact. Three C’s for… Continue reading