How To Make Good Action Steps

Good action steps are critical to getting things done. You need to make action steps for yourself and you may need to coach other people to form theirs. Not all action steps are created equal. Here’s how to make good action steps. 

As a professional coach, I know my client will only make progress on their goals if

Are You Too Busy To Be Successful?

Being busy has become a badge of honor. It’s viewed as a sign of working hard. But too often busy-ness is the result of focusing on the wrong outcomes. Are you too busy to be successful?

We’ve figured out that if we want to feel successful and have others think well of us, we will get busy. Working hard, long hours, with a busy schedule are surely the signs of

How To Lead Great Video Conference Calls

Video conferencing can be an inexpensive way to gather people from a distance for productive meetings. All too often, however, it can be a frustrating waste of time due to poor planning, technical issues, and poor execution. Here are 10 ways to lead great video conference calls.

To have productive video conferences you must think like Steven Spielberg. Every scene in a Spielberg movie is

How To Clean Up Attention Residue

When you check your email, read your messages, answer the phone, or have a quick conversation, your attention stays with that task even after you’ve moved onto the next. For a period of time, you’re unable to give the next task your full attention. This phenomena has been called “attention residue” and it’s hurting your thinking. Here’s how to clean up attention residue to get your focus back.

I’ve noticed how I can’t jump from answering emails to doing thinking work. My mind stays with

从工作分心转向做事专注

This is a Chinese version of Moving From Distracted Working to Focused Results. 你的深度思考能力,策划能力,创新能力和变革能力是你最有价值的领导力资产。然而,在我们这个随时供应的世界里,你被连续不断的干扰所轰炸,以至于你从有意义的工作中分心。这里介绍如何从工作分心转向做事专注。

Moving From Distracted Working To Focused Results

Your ability to think deeply, plan strategically, and create and innovate are your most valuable leadership assets. Yet, in our on-demand world, you are bombarded with constant interruptions that distract you from this meaningful work. Here’s how to move from distracted working to focused results. 

We live in a distracted world. With computers and smart phones it seems the whole world has

How to Set Goals You Can Achieve

Setting goals is easy. Accomplishing them is difficult. Achieving your goals begins with creating goals that are achievable. Here are 5 ways to set goals that you can achieve. 

I dislike goal setting. Let’s face it, most goals just aren’t realistic. Setting pie-in-the-sky goals may be motivating for some, but for most of us we end up discouraged. I’ve found another way that

7 Reasons I’ve Gone Back To A Paper Planner

I’m back to paper! I have been all digital in my calendar, to-do list, and journal for a few years now. Now I’m back to paper – at least partially. Here’s why.

I used to be all digital. I use Google calendars to see my personal, company, and my wife’s calendars across all my devices. My coaching clients can click a link to make appointments with me at times I’ve indicated are available, without exchanging emails to set it up. I track my to-dos with Nozbe and use Evernote to capture ideas, quotes, article snippets, etc. All digital. Everything syncs and I love it.

But I wasn’t getting the most important things done. My calendar and to-do list were running me, rather than