Articles: Self Leadership

Stop Working on the Weekend!

A few weeks ago my wife and I went out to dinner to celebrate our anniversary. When we got to one of our favorite restaurants, all the tables were full and we ended up sitting on two quiet stools at the end of the bar. We had the most wonderful evening, and our waitress surprised […]

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My Most Costly Multitasking Mistake … Almost!

I just landed at O’Hare airport in Chicago. After getting off the airplane, I did three things. I ordered an Uber, read my email, and checked my text messages. Flipping back to Uber to see how soon my driver would arrive, a dialogue box popped up asking for my name, address, and phone number. “I guess […]

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The Email Workflow Matrix. You’re Welcome.

121, that’s the amount of email business professionals send and receive in an average day, according to the Email Statistics Report published by the Radicoti Group in 2014. That number’s not going to decrease any time soon. Radicoti researchers forecast the amount of email sent or received in an average business day will rise to […]

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Focus and Flow: How to Spend the Time of Your Life

Walk into any mall in any city in America and you’ll be confronted with a dizzying array of things to buy. Clothes, shoes, jewelry, furniture, watches, computers, televisions, and enough food to feed an army (or two or three or four). Try to buy everything that catches your eye, and you’ll soon end up broke […]

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How to Win the Morning: The CEO Solution

There she sat across the table from me. Frazzled, frustrated, and utterly exhausted. This gifted, passionate leader had been the CEO of her company for only a few months, but she was already running on empty. And wondering … Wondering if the role was right for her. Wondering if she had what it takes to […]

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Life and Death and the Meaning of Work

We’re sitting in the third waiting room of the day. The first was not like a waiting room at all. Its high ceilings, ceramic tile floor, and overstuffed chairs felt more like the foyer of a fancy hotel than the entranceway of a hospital. The second waiting room, with a sign marked “Radiology” hanging above […]

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Five Reasons Every Leader Should Keep a Journal

I just unwrapped the cellophane from a brand new Moleskine journal. I get a thrill every time I break open a new notebook, move the tassel to page one, and embark on filling its 240 acid-free pages. This is Moleskine journal Volume 21, the other 20 five-inch by eight-inch volumes line my shelf like soldiers […]

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