The Leadership Playbook: Leaders Over-Communicate

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Once I was speaking at a conference when the CEO of the company leaned over and whispered in my ear. He said, “I am giving the same speech I’ve given the last two years. The stories are different. The examples are different, too. But it’s the same message.” The CEO wondered … [Read more...]

The Leader’s Guide to Monday Morning

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It's Monday morning. How do you know you are going to make progress this week? Here are four action items that will ensure you start your week with activities that will move things forward. 1. Reiterate the Message You might be tempted to believe that you need to change your … [Read more...]

Two Bites of Dessert

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I read somewhere once that the maximum amount of pleasure you can derive from eating dessert comes in the first two bites. Any bite beyond the second bite doesn’t increase the pleasure. In fact, it reduces it. The same is true for the distractions and novelties that engage your … [Read more...]