Protect your time: And don’t feel guilty


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 “Protect your time: And don’t feel guilty”

“Patty, How much do you sleep?”


Last week in my blog, I wrote about increasing productivity by engaging people’s humanity by Starting with Laughter. This was the most quoted snippet:

If you respect people’s humanity and give them a chance to warm up and situate themselves in the context of what is happening, you are far more likely to build trust, get buy-in, and get people ready to do the hard work.

Read More ““Patty, How much do you sleep?””

Stress, Productivity & Happiness

Every month I do a webinar on a topic of business leadership and personal effectiveness as part of my membership program for business leaders.

This month’s webinar was on Stress, Productivity, and Happiness.

The live broadcast is always free an open to anyone. Read More “Stress, Productivity & Happiness”

Don't try to DO all the work

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 “Don't try to DO all the work”

How well do you invest your time?

What is time management?

Somebody recently asked me, “what do you mean by time management”?

My answer is this:

Time management is refusing to waste too much time on low-value, low-enjoyment activities.

There are two parts to it:

1. Identify what you should, or want to be doing
2. Read More “How well do you invest your time?”

Do one thing differently this year

Happy New Year everyone!

Too busy

I told this story in a recent member call…

It was when I got my first real executive job. I was reporting directly to the GM of a billion dollar business.

I had multiple levels of management in my organization and I had global responsibility. Read More “Do one thing differently this year”

The Answers…

Confused and stuck

When I was in college studying electronic engineering I did OK in most of the classes, but some were truly baffling.

There was one class in particular where I really struggled.

I sat through all the lectures, copied down all the equations that the teacher wrote on the board and took copious notes about what he was saying – to no avail…

My study partner/friend and I would spend hours on end slogging through the homework questions in the textbook trying to learn the material. Read More “The Answers…”

Saying NO to your boss

saying NO to your boss

What should you do when your boss keeps asking for things?

What should you do when demands pile up so high that you and your team are constantly over-booked and the work just keeps coming?

I always talk about how you need to rise above the tactical workload and be more strategic — but what do you do when it’s your boss that is causing the problem? Read More “Saying NO to your boss”

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