Tag Archive: Time Management

How to Manage Your Schedule When Your Hair is on Fire

Overcommitment is sprinting into oblivion with your hair on fire. Self-management is less about getting stuff done and more about your relationship with time. Effect of overcommitment: You can’t enjoy leading with a… Continue reading

The Secret to Managing Your Schedule isn’t about Your Calendar

The vulgarity of busyness destroys effectiveness. Life is a burning ant hill in many organizations. But crazy schedules reflect people, not time management skills. Life is manageable only when you manage your calendar.… 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 Flame Up, Not Out

Leaders flame-out because consequences come slowly. Neglecting your team doesn’t bite you immediately. Chasing urgencies – instead of priorities – seems like success for a while. Working long hours works for a while.… 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

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