Anyone who is familiar with Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People knows that the ‘Big Rocks’ metaphor refers to your top priorities; time devoted to key relationships and responsibilities, important projects, critical meetings, and so on. Gravel and sand represent the smaller, sometimes inconsequential tasks and responsibilities that typically overtake our … More Focus on Your Big Rocks – Don’t Sort Gravel!
I’ve listened to a lot of leadership keynote addresses and read my weight and more in leadership books. One recurring theme emphasizes the importance of finding the somewhat elusive ‘sweet spot’ – for you as a leader, for your team and for the organization as a whole. In sports, the sweet spot is the location … More Finding Your Sweet Spot
A few years ago I was listening to a leadership talk by Dr. Henry Cloud and he used a great metaphor to describe the impact leaders have on people and the organizations they work for. He drew an image of a sailboat and said leaders were often referred to as ‘The Captains of their ship’ – responsible … More What Kind of Wake Are You Creating?
It doesn’t matter what industry you work in or what product or service your company sells. It doesn’t matter if your organization has five employees or five thousand. It doesn’t matter if you work in the for-profit or non-profit sector, if the company is a Fortune 500 contender or a small mom and pop shop. … More Leaders Deliver These Two Things Daily