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
What is an org chart for?
People usually think about an org chart as a way to visually represent the roles and the people in an organization.
To me this misses the bigger value of an org chart. 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
Through my work, I talk to many people (exeucitves, mid-level managers, and individuals) in many different companies and industries, and the one issue that seems epidemic, is that people are all too busy.
I see three underlying issues that cause people to get and stay too busy. Read More
I was recently looking at my book RISE on my kindle to see what people were responding to, by checking out the “view popular highlights” feature.
The most highlighted passage was:
Think of your job as figuring out a better way to deal with all this stuff than it is to DO all this stuff and you’ll be on the right track. Read More
I recently received some input from a reader that defined the perfect storm of being stuck in the workhorse trap. Here it is…
“I’m the workhorse for our volunteer emergency communicator group. There are 4 of us, but here lately I’ve been the only one answering the calls from the City for severe weather (tornadoes, severe hailstorms, etc.) Read More
I often talk about the hazard of being work-horse.
Are you a work-horse?
If you are known for always getting a lot of work done and for being able to do an extraordinary amount of work personally, it is likely you are a work-horse. Read More
No one cares how hard you work.
… So make sure you are getting somewhere.
My goal for this blog is to provide useful insights and practical ideas so you can:
Step up the value and relevance of your work to have a bigger impact on the business, and a better career. Read More
Business is hard right now. You need
to find a pace that you can maintain,
because it’s not likely to get easy soon.
I’m having so many discussions with
people who say things like:
We are missing our revenue plan.
There is a lot of pressure on cost. Read More
Are you known for being someone who always delivers?
Someone who can always personally take on
more work and get it done?
And because of that, the work just keeps getting
You may think you are being highly valued for
the large amount of work that you consistently
deliver – and in most cases you are. Read More