I recently found a notebook from one of the busiest periods of my professional career. It contained my daily to-do lists along with notes from the meetings I attended, right around the time I was trying to build and launch an online learning platform for more than 30,000 students - on top of maintaining my… Continue reading Give yourself the gift of FOCUS.
It's fun to play Santa and dole out generous year-end bonuses and raises. But what if your sack is a bit light this year and instead you feel like the Grinch? Been there, done that. It's never fun to tell someone - ESPECIALLY great performers - that there's just not money to reward them. And… Continue reading Been there, done that: Telling an employee he isn’t getting a raise.
I've seen a lot of leaders struggling to wrangle everything that's thrown at them and regain a bit of sanity in their weeks. Time and time again, I've seen one change have a huge impact on their ability to break the cycle. So what is it? Block one hour each day for planning/thinking time. Seems… Continue reading One SIMPLE way to improve your effectiveness