Ready to change your habits right now, but can't figure out the secret formula? The good news is that it's not a secret. MIT researchers have discovered a simple neurological loop at the core of
Tony Robbins often says, “The quality of your life is the quality of your questions.” My friendly edit would become, “The quality of your leadership is the quality of your questions." On key milestones in
Tony Stubblebine, Coach.me CEO and talented leadership coach, shares the story of a friend who instinctively read all of her books before her classes even started. She planned ahead to have more time for homework and clarifying
I’ve had a cell phone since the late ’90’s. I’m pretty sure my first was the StarTac, and I still remember how much I loved the Razr. My phone was for keeping in touch, however
Often, the response I get to a leadership article about planning is along the lines of, “That sounds great, but I never have time for it.” I feel that too. But my response would have
Walt Disney had a vision of a place where children and parents could have fun together. First glimpsed on his television show, Disney's vivid imagination and ability to share his dreams with others would bring
It began with a question. A small boy begging in the streets of India. “What do you want most in the world?” “A pencil,” he replied. I reached into my backpack, handed him my pencil,
"Generally, people who think one-on-one meetings are a bad idea have been victims of poorly designed one-on-one meetings. The key to a good one-on-one meeting is the understanding that it is the employee’s meeting rather than the
There's no shortage of jokes or complaints about how horrible meetings can be. They're boring. They're pointless. They're a waste of time. Leaders know better. Leaders know that meetings are essential for excellence. Leaders know that meetings are the ultimate lever, capable of producing exponential results. Tom Peters says, "The idea of using "meeting" and "excellence" in the same sentence may strike you as absurd. But, again, if meetings are your principal leadership stage, then they must either be the platform for the aspiration and expression of Excellence or you are not serious about Excellence. A meeting for the leader is pure, unadulterated theater." For your leadership "theater" to be successful, there are several "performances" you'll need to master and add to your portfolio. Each is essential to your team's continued alignment and effectiveness.
As a leader, one of the most important benefits we can give our teams is to be organized and intentional. It's also one of the best feelings we can give ourselves. After coaching dozens of leaders, I'm convinced the best place to start is with our time. Once we master it, we can achieve anything. And without having it under control, little feels possible. As Annie Dillard says, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." Based on an exercise I learned from Michael Hyatt, the key is to design a template for your week. Here are the steps to create one for your life.