Unless you’re banking on blind luck, goals are essential to your success. But having goals doesn’t guarantee success. In fact, most people I know have several significant dreams and aspirations but struggle to see them realized. Why?
As a business executive, corporate consultant, speaker, and mentor, I’ve seen traditional goal-setting fail time and again in the face of demanding schedules and competing priorities.
It’s almost time. No, I’m not talking about Christmas—though who doesn’t love that? I’m talking about one of the best times of the year to slow down, take stock of the past, and ready yourself to maximize the future.
Most of us naturally do this already, making resolutions and setting goals. But, sadly, most of us never realize those goals.
One of my daughters sent me this video the other day. Not only is it a great example of a wow experience (something I talk about extensively in my book, Platform), but it immediately got me into the Christmas spirit. I hope it does for you, too.
I am often asked in interviews, “How do you get so much done?” Even one of my daughters asked me this the other day.
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I love the topic of productivity. I collect productivity hacks like some people collect stamps. I am always looking for the edge that will make me more efficient and, even more importantly, more effective.
Based on my recent 2013 Reader Survey, 75 percent of my readers want more productivity content. So here are my top ten favorite productivity hacks of all time, in no particular order:
To be an effective leader, you have to become good at delegating. The problem is that what made you successful doesn’t usually scale.
To grow—both personally and organizationally—you have to increasingly focus on those high payoff activities where you add the most value and get rid of everything else. As Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators, once said,
I purposed never to do anything others could or would do when there was so much of importance to be done that others could or would not do.