Kill the Dread of Unlikable Tasks – How to Take Advantage of Time

Kill the Dread of Unlikable Tasks – How to Take Advantage of Time

Every month, I prepare a statistical and financial report on a project for which there are ongoing sales and other people involved. No one is standing over my shoulder waiting for the information, but it is useful.One day, toward the end of my work day, that task remained on my list. So I changed the due date and closed up shop for the day. The next morning, when I had limited time, I decided to see how long it would take to actually do the task and get the report out, so I set a timer and dove in.

Purpose-driven Leadership

Purpose-driven Leadership

Legendary U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, said in an ESPN documentary that he was considering suicide in 2014, but was saved in part by reading Rick Warren’s, “The Purpose Driven Life. Phelps holds the overall medal count record with 22 medals and the gold medal record with 18 gold medals.

Successful Survey Strategies in Government

Successful Survey Strategies in Government

Last November, the government I am employed by requested employees take the organization’s anonymous biannual survey. As with any organization-wide, multiple question survey, the results are at times underwhelming because of the central limit theorem, but the trends are none-the-less interesting.

The Concept of Perfection – Core Beliefs Matter

The Concept of Perfection – Core Beliefs Matter

The concept of perfection is a powerful tool to help leaders assess their organization’s culture. This concept comes from the executive coaching world. The concept of perfection doesn’t mean things are “excellent.” It means that the things around us – how we behave, how people behave, etc. – happen the way they do because we have created – and live in – a “perfect system.”

How and Why to Network Using Linkedin

How and Why to Network Using Linkedin

As social networking goes for professionals, you know that I unabashedly love LinkedIn. LinkedIn can be an extremely valuable tool for executives. However, understanding how it works and how it can work for you is critical. If you are going to take the time to write your executive profile on your LinkedIn page, you owe it to yourself to understand some of the inner workings and how to put those inner workings to work for you.

They Offered Me the Job!

They Offered Me the Job!

At the start of your first day with any organization, there are bound to be a few butterflies. Whether it is your first job or your fifth job, this is a common experience. The truth is, your work life is but a circle.

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