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 […]
Archive for Resources
Because of my public speaking, I spend a lot of time traveling. In just the past four weeks I have been to Charlotte, San Diego, Richmond, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit, Mobile, Dallas, Tulsa, and Denver. In some ways traveling has never been more stressful—more delays, more canceled flights, and more crowded flights. But technology eases the […]
Currently, about fourteen people work with me in some capacity or another. Interestingly, none of them are employees. All of them are virtual assistants. Only a few of them live in my community. Most of them live hundreds of miles away. But that doesn’t keep us from working together effectively. Thanks to some really cool […]
As a full-time writer, I take my tools seriously. With a blog, a podcast, speeches, and a new book in the works, I have to maximize my productivity. I have a daily word count goal, and I can’t afford to let the tools get in the way. But, unfortunately, they often do. Until a month […]
On Wednesday, Google surprised denizens of the Internet with the news that they would be discontinuing Google Reader. This was a sad day for people like me who consume most of their blog content with this simple, easy-to-use RSS aggregator. Almost immediately, I was flooded with messages from people wondering what I was going to […]
As a leader, it is easy to get sucked into high maintenance relationships. When this happens, you and your organization suffer. Here’s how to avoid this common pitfall.
When I have a question about Evernote or want to learn about a new feature, I go to one of the following seven resources.
Enlightenment is not about knowing as much as it is about unknowing; it is not so much learning as unlearning. … It’s more about entering the mystery than arriving at a mental certitude.” — Richard Rohr On the Threshold of Transformation (p.
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
” — Joseph Chilton Pearce
In an effort to make Handel’s “Messiah” more accessible to a younger audience, Grant Woolard recorded this auto-tuned version of the “7th Chorus.” … [youtube id="qZAPI3DEly8"]
Never were known such excesses of the scholars: it is he cursed inventions of the age that ruin everything: artillery, serpentines, bombards, and above all, printing, that other pestilence from Germany. … The end of the world is certainly at hand!” — Victor Hugo The Hunchback of Notre Dame , p.
Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. … Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.” — Phillips Brooks U.S.