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8 Concepts for Leaders to Gain Focus & Get More Done Without Working 8 Days a Week

Getting focused, not to mention staying, focused is almost impossible these days.

Try one or all of these 8 Ideas to Get More Done Without Working 8 Days/Week

Weapons of Mass Distraction

Over time, you’ve probably seen a lot articles comparing orchestra conductors to leaders. It’s a great metaphor with a lot of embedded wisdom and insight. Michael Hyatt provides a nice summary in his podcast, Leadership Lessons from a Symphony Conductor. (For a slightly different take on this metaphor, take a look at a brief article I wrote many years ago, Leading by Listening? What a concept!)

How are orchestra conductors and pilots alike?

What about the intense focus that consumes a conductor during an orchestra concert?

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7 Steps to Build Flexibility into Your Company’s DNA

If you can embed Flexibility into your company’s DNA, you’ll have the greatest possible chance to overcome the obstacles that bring companies to their knees. 

Too often we haven’t prepared for the unexpected. Here are 7 proven ways for leaders to make sure that Flexibility is embedded in your organization to help you conquer uncertainty and get the results you need.

You’ve probably seen some of the makeover shows over the years?

The 60 Minute MakeoverGet GorgeousHow Do I Look? … RemodeledStyle by Jury … it’s a pretty darn long list, and no, I haven’t seen any on this list. 

Then there’s the Ambush Makeover show that aired in 2004 – 2005. In that show, stylists descended upon an unsuspecting soul whose hairdo, clothing, fashion in general was a disaster they were determined to fix.

Extreme Makeover, Home Edition was probably one of the most popular at one point.

If you saw that one, you may have thought,

That’s kinda cool. I wish they’d come to my house. I’ve got some stuff I’d like them to do.

And, I’ll bet you didn’t give a moment’s thought to what it might cost.

Who cares? Those people are getting their makeover for “free”.

Mulligans are free. Do Overs? Not so much

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7 Words that Save Lives and Apply to Everything We Do

No satsfactory substitute for excellence ~Dr. Henri Ford

In a 7-hour-long operation that took place on May 22 at the University Hospital of Mirebalais in Haiti, Dr. Henri Ford, the chief of surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, directed his “incredible dream team” of several dozen professionals to successfully separate six-month-old conjoined twins who were born with a separate triplet sister. These were his words…

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What are You Doing to Celebrate Your Victories?

What are you doing to celebrate your victories? SF Giants rings

Do you only see the shortcomings of your team and struggle to celebrate the victories? If you only see the brown spots when you look down at a beautiful green lawn, you’re overlooking a great chance to celebrate. Too often, we’re too busy to celebrate what we have achieved. Do it often to unleash the…

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5 Powerful Leadership Lessons from the Indianapolis 500

Indy 500 Starting Line with caption

Our leadership prowess is always on the line but nowhere more powerfully than on the starting line at the Indy 500.You’re all in, 24/7 for 365 days … with victory in a 33 car lineup about 3 hours away. Do you understand the leadership requirements to achieve victory in such a short period of time?  …

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Memorial Day. Truman Quote

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You can't truly listen and do anything else at the same time ~Scott Peck

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Graduates: Read this Commencement Speech. It’s only 2 Sentences

Be Yourself. Everyone Else is Taken Oscar Wilde

If I were asked to give a Commencement Speech – and I should be – I could do it in only 2 sentences.   FacebookTwitterLinkedinBufferGoogle+PinterestEmailFacebookTwitterLinkedinBufferGoogle+PinterestEmail

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If you hear a voice saying you cannont paint, then by all means paint. Van Gogh

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