What do I mean by “Ruthless Priorities”?
If you have been following my work, for sure you have heard me use the phrase “Ruthless Priorities”.
I have always known that this expression could be problematic from a language standpoint and that it would not always translate well into other languages. Read More
One of the most important things we can all do as business leaders is give ourselves time to think.
Scheduling time to think in your work week (and life in general) is vital to your success and sanity — and your creativity and effectiveness. Read More
One of the toughest parts of being a leader is deciding what to say YES to and what to say NO to …so that your team can actually accomplish the most important work instead of drowning in activity. Read More
Last week I wrote about being more strategic by giving yourself time to think — in fact, scheduling time to think.
And I emphasized the fact that if you don’t schedule it, it won’t happen.
But the reality is, even if you do schedule this time, it can still be hard to make it happen. Read More
Choosing Ruthless Priorities
I work with many of my clients on the idea of Ruthless Priorities.
I define Ruthless Priorities as those 1 or 2 things that are so important that you refuse to put them at risk. Read More
When you are trying to be organized and strategic, and it’s your boss who is chaotic, reactive, and causing confusion and rework, it can make you feel really stressed, confused, frustrated, and tired!
It’s a shame there are so many chaotic bosses out there, but they are indeed out there, so we need to find a way to make the best of it. Read More
The idea of Ruthless Priorities has been on my mind a lot recently.
Quick review: What I mean by Ruthless Priorities are those 1 or 2 things that in any moment you refuse to put at risk. Read More
New year, same pressures
Well it’s the new year, and the new year often comes with a desire to renew, change or improve something in our work and life.
One of the things I find so interesting (and mostly annoying) is that just because you decide you want do something new or better, the rest of the world does not back off and start behaving in a less challenging, tempting or unreasonable way. Read More
Why companies get stuck
The thing that keeps many companies from scaling is that they try to keep doing everything that they started.
This is common occurrence because early in the life of the company, you kind of have to do everything. Read More
The challenge: Resources are cut AND work is added
This problem has been coming up a lot recently in my coaching hour conference calls, so I wanted to share some advice here.
They way this is often stated is:
“My company has downsized, but now my team has been given the work of other teams that no longer exist.