My new podcast debuts on July 9, 2014. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come. This may be the biggest news of all. It’s all about batch release. To my knowledge this has not yet been done in the world of podcasting.

Stay tuned for one more quick video like this one. In case you missed it, here’s Sneak Peek #1 and Sneak Peak #2.

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make With Executive Assistants

I’ve worked with several executive assistants over the years, and I have found it is a make-or-break relationship when it comes to my success.

How not to blow it with your executive assistant

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Think about it: None of us can do it all on our own. We need to bring others into our work to help us succeed in it. And the bigger the dream, the more help we usually need.

The Myth of Fun, Fast, and Easy (and Why It Keeps You from Getting the Results You Want)

Starting things is simple. It’s progress that’s hard. Nothing makes that truth come alive like looking back on your week and seeing what didn’t get finished.

The Myth of Fun, Fast, and Easy

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When we begin a project there’s all kinds of enthusiasm. We’re energized by that surge of excitement that comes from novelty and our own creativity. But that surge is like starter fluid; it’s not the fuel that will see us through the journey.

#100: The Next 100 Episodes and How I Plan to Change Things Up [Podcast]

Today marks a major milestone: 100 podcast episodes. I admit that, when I started this podcast back in February 2012, I never thought I would get here.

Road sign for speed limit

So far, it’s been really successful (5.5 million downloads, consistently ranked in iTunes Top 10 for Business), and everything seems to be working really well. So, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

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How to Blog if You Don’t Have Time

If you want your message to reach the maximum number of people, a blog is hands down the best means I know. But who’s got time?

How to Blog if You Don't Have Time

It doesn’t matter if I’m speaking with someone just starting to blog or someone who’s been building their platform for a few years, the No. 1 struggle people face is finding enough time in the day to do it. Maybe you can identify.

6 Strategies to Sleep Soundly, Wake Rested, and Accomplish More

I’ve been thinking a lot about sleep recently. Most research shows that we don’t get enough, and our deficit is seriously hurting our productivity, our physical health, even our mental well being.

Coffee is the best wake up call

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Leaders and business writers like Arianna Huffington and Tom Rath are devoting more time to the topic. Greg McKeown’s Essentialism, a book I’m very excited about right now, spends a whole chapter on it.

The line we’ve all heard is, if you snooze, you lose. But it turns out the opposite is true.

#099: Are You Investing Your Best Resources in the Wrong People? [Podcast]

As a leader, are you investing your best resources in the wrong people? It is easy to see other people making this mistake. It is more difficult to catch yourself doing it.

Devaluation

I’ve been guilty plenty of times. Leaders often make this same mistake in various areas of their lives, but what can you do if you are in this situation?

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How I Cut the Amount of Email I Receive by 83% in Less Than a Week

Lousy communications is one of the biggest challenges any team faces. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lost files, even whole conversation threads, in email. And no one likes triaging an inbox, even with a good system. So what if we had a better solution?

Slack on a Laptop

Slack Running on My Laptop

We do, thanks to a team of online video game developers.

After pulling the plug on an unsuccessful multiplayer game, the developers at Tiny Speck Inc.—now called Slack—turned their attention to fixing the communications problems that undermined their own efforts. And I’m glad they did.