Time Management

Take Time During the Upcoming Holiday Season to...

As the very hectic holiday season approaches, keep in mind this piece from a 1977 Ann Landers column in the Honolulu Advertiser (author unknown)...

Gimme a Break!

The current (July/August 2013) edition of Fast Company includes a great biography written by Baratunde Thurston, the author of New York Times best-seller How to Be Black and CEO and co-founder of Cultivated Wit, which describes his 25-day journey about unplugging from the Internet (read: #unplug).

Can You Put Time in a Bottle?

In 1972, American singer/songwriter Jim Croce released a song called, “Time in a Bottle.”

Everybody's Busy!

With June being the mid-point of the year, our theme this month focuses on “time management,” which is pretty funny considering it’s taken me all month to get my first blog out! I’ve just been so busy this month that I’ve had no time to just sit down and write. It reminds me of this scene from Seinfeld...

http://youtu.be/C-HKvSm7Weg

In all seriousness, George asks a great question: “What’s kept you so busy?”  

Time Waster or Success Maker?

Meetings are an essential ritual of leadership.  Well-run meetings craft visions, develop strategies, optimize systems and empower people.  These meetings leverage what Richard Dunsing described in his book, “You and I Have Simply Got to Stop Meeting this Way!” as the “wonderful human energy, talent and diversity that is gathered.”

Others, though, waste time, drain energy and kill spirits. They become the “dark alley that great ideas go to be beaten to death.” (Source unknown)

Take Time!

How time flies! Next week Monday, October begins. 

My Professional Challenge...Is it Yours?

The wise and all-knowing guru, “Anonymous,” once said, “The best are often prisoners of their excellence. Great doctors, scientists, lawyers, writers, musicians, artists are always in personal demand, under unceasing pressure for their presence and creativity.  It must be a terrible burden to be essential. In this sense, freedom lies in being dispensable.”

The Frenzy

The frenzy thwarts leadership. The frenzy represents the many demands imposed on leaders by customers, superiors, subordinates, and the bureaucratic demands of the organization.These distractions take away from core leadership functions such as focusing, planning, communicating, coordinating, and educating.