It has been just more than a year since the pandemic changed our lives. Many people are exhausted – including, of course, leaders. So, what do we do about it? First, just like the oxygen mask on the airplane – make sure you are taking care of yourself. You have probably been working too many hours. You need to start cutting back now. It is bad for you and terrible … [Read more...] about Leading While Exhausted
Once upon a time I knew a guy who, everytime I would ask: “Hey, how are you doing?” He would answer: “Not too bad.” Just think about that. I’m sure he didn’t really mean that things were bad, but they weren’t SO BAD that he was going to be terribly upset about it. But then again . . . How many things in your organization are “okay, fine, not too … [Read more...] about “Not Too Bad” vs “Extraordinary”
As you prepare for the new year, here is a reminder of advice from an article I wrote in The Washington Post a few years back: "Set Goals, Not Resolutions." You can check out the article at this link. And you can see my new video series on The Power of Goals at this link. Check it out and take on the new year with fresh momentum! Have a SuperFantastic 2021! … [Read more...] about Set Goals, Not Resolutions, for 2021!
I’m a big fan of David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) approach. I’ve adopted many of his techniques. Whenever I’ve connected with others about his work, almost no one has come across his fantastic Year-End Review set of questions that can be found here: Questions for completing and beginning the year I’ve done this every year since he originally published it in … [Read more...] about Setting Your Intentions For A New Year
Who do you want to be in five years, ten years, or even longer? We are more used to people asking us what job will want in the future, rather than asking “who we want to be.” But who we are in the “process of becoming” actually precedes what we will do. An important first step in creating your Future Self is to adopt a Growth Mindset as explained by Dr. Carol Dweck in … [Read more...] about Creating Your Future Self