You May Be Smartphone Stupid If …

It’s the technology we love to hate, but can’t live without: our smartphone. That’s the conclusion an MIT research study reached about the personal impact of inventions in the last century. The smartphone handily beat out the alarm clock, the television, and email. Do you agree? As amazing as our smartphones are—with apps for doing […]

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Do Your Metrics Matter? Four Critical Questions

I’ve never met a business leader who’d actually say, “Oh no, metrics don’t matter to me.” Have you? I didn’t think so. So why ask the question, “Do your metrics matter?” Because I’ve found the way most business leaders operate is like they’re practical atheists when it comes to metrics. I know, I know that’s […]

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Get Back in Control of Your Time

Busy, busy, busy, busy, busy. That’s the one word that describes the life of every business leader I know. That’s the word that probably describes your life as well. It’s the reality of the 24/7/365 world in which we live. We can’t stop it, but we can control it. We can master it. In fact, […]

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Three Big Differences between Coaching Experienced Leaders and Coaching Emerging Leaders

All coaching is not the same. I know this because I tried to make it all the same and fell flat on my face. When I first began working with leaders one-on-one, I had an assembly line approach to the process and failed miserably. Then I wised up. One of the biggest ways that coaching […]

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Stop Defining Your Work by Effort. Define it by Outcomes

Work, the very word implies effort. That is, of course, what the term means, “activity involving mental or physical effort.” And it’s that definition that’s so misleading for executive leaders. For if we define our work by its effort and not by its outcomes, we cede the leadership of our sphere of influence to someone […]

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My Massive Half Marathon Mistakes and What I Learned from Them

In an act of unimaginable stupidity, I signed up to run the half-marathon last year on the first Sunday of October. For those of you who do not know me well, I took up the sport of long distance running at the ripe age of 53. Since that time, I’ve run in lots of 5K […]

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