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…

3 truths for better leadership and time mgmt

Greg McKeown in his book Essentialist: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less gives three truths that will help an individual live a more fruitful and streamlined lifestyle: Understand you have a choice. You choose how to spend your energy and time. The prevalence of noise. Almost everything is noise and very few things are exceptionally valuable. Therefore, you…