Effective leaders change the pace

I had a college professor who told us to “do everything 10% faster.”

This professor had lots of energy, and got lots done. And, the students who followed this advice seemed to work harder, have more energy, and be happier. Over the last 25 years this advice has proven invaluable; it works for me, too.

Not only does following this advice generate more

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Can you learn from the priorities of a self-employed multi-tasker?

This week’s post is actually a paraphrased email to someone who juggles lots of tasks, wondering how it was possible.

In the interest of sharing one way of looking at it, I shared my (loosely held-to) scheme of

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How to put ideas from a conference into action:

We’re entering a time of year when lots of people have professional development and conference opportunities. Lots of time when attending such an event, you get lots of ideas from the exhibit hall, from networking, from breakout sessions, and from keynote speakers and plenary sessions. You come home with lots of materials, then life happens, … Read more

Group Dynamic Primer Conclusion: Art’s Triangle and the Handwritten Matrix

WARNING:  This post is nothing but a story, though you will find usable content at the end.  Also, it’s over 700 words.  If you’re a long-time loyal reader, though, it’s required reading.  (If you’re new to this blog, this is really the last thing you ought to read. I suggest starting here.)

As mentioned at the outset of this series, many

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Effective Leaders Stay Organized (part two)

Part two of two (read part one here)

As you can see from the picture in part one, my daily list fits into the narrow confines of the column on the left hand side of each day’s page in my planner.

But – sometimes life becomes so hectic, and the to-do list gets so long, that it’s time to

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