In designing the next session of a leadership workshop I'm facilitating, I came across this quote, from Tim Ferriss: “Being busy is a form of laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.” Ouch. Tim's not pulling any punches there, is he? When's the last time you caught yourself telling someone you were busy? Or wearing… Continue reading Are you busy or lazy? Same thing.
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.
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