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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The Top Three Blog Articles of 2014

The results are in! I have in my hands the top three blog articles of 2014. I used for my rating system unique open rates from my 1200 member email subscription list. All three articles had open rates of over 40%, the winner coming in at a whopping 47%. My most popular blog article of 2014 is on the technology […]

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Four Keys to Time Mastery

Busy, busy, busy, busy, busy. That’s the word that describes the life of every business leader I know. Busy. Crazy busy. 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. […]

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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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