31 Ways to See Things Differently as a Leader

Everyone has had this happen to them. You’re taking a shower, driving the car, walking the dog and—wham—an idea pops into your head that’s a perfect solution to a pressing problem. A solution that comes to you in a flash: not by thinking about the problem, but by doing the exact opposite. What’s going on? It […]

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Inbound Email Mastery: Five Powerful Practices

11,680. That’s the number Barry Gill reported in the June 2013 issue of Harvard Business Review. The average worker receives 11,680 pieces of email per year. That’s 234 pieces of email in a work week, 47 in a work day. One every 10 minutes. I don’t need to tell you that email overload is killing […]

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Stop! Before You Lead Your Next Meeting, Ask These Four Questions

Meetings, meetings, meetings, meetings. You’re probably sick of sitting in meetings. They’re the biggest time suck in business. If you’re going to be an executive who leads at the highest levels of responsibility, however, meetings will be an inseparable part of your life. Making them matter is critical to your success. Here’s how to do that. Ask–and answer–these […]

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The Hour that Changes Everything

One week has 168 hours in it. No more, no less. Subtract the time you spend sleeping and doing basic chores, like bathing, eating, and getting dressed, and what you have left is about 100 hours. The cultural narrative we’ve embraced—that there’s never enough time to do the things that matter most in life—doesn’t hold […]

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Executive Email Effectiveness: Six Essential Steps

It was a big eye-opener for me. I was circling back with a client of mine who hadn’t returned an important email. So, naturally, I went back to that email to pick up the train of thought, and there it stood. Screaming at me. No wonder he hadn’t responded. He probably hadn’t even read my […]

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Three Powerful Steps to Make the Most of Every Day

“The problem with life,” a wise sage once mused, “is that it’s so daily.” That is the problem, isn’t it? The years that add up are, quite simply, a collection of the days we live, so it’s essential that we learn how to make the most of each one. Here are three powerful steps to […]

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