6 Principles of Sticky Ideas

Recently I finished Chip Heath and Dan Heath’s book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die and they give six principles for making ideas stick. To preface, the Heath brothers do say, “there is no ‘formula’ for a stickY idea — we don’t want to overstate the case. But sticky ideas do draw from…

Some comments from the book Essentialism

  Work hard at adopting the principle “less but better.” Understand the statement “you can have it all” is a lie. In order to have focus you need to escape to focus. Adopt a think week or a think day or some other time where you intentionally read/think. Bill Gates did this even in the…

5 ways to say NO.

Saying no needs to be more regular than irregular in a leader’s life. Leaders influence other people. Oftentimes leaders will be inundated with good opportunities that aren’t crucial to the mission or a good steward of their skills or time. Here’s five ways to say no: The awkward pause. Pause for a moment—maybe 2-3 seconds—before delivering…

NO is a complete sentence – Anna Lamott

Saying no needs to be more regular than irregular in a leader’s life. Leader’s influence other people. Oftentimes leaders will be inundated with good opportunities that aren’t crucial to the mission or a good steward of their skills or time. Here’s five ways to say no: The awkward pause. Pause for a moment—maybe 2-3 seconds—before delivering…