Category: Personal Effectiveness

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Your self-discipline has limits

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Your self-discipline is like a muscle. It gets stronger with use over time, but there’s a limit to what you can use it for today. Use what you’ve got on the important things. Channel your efforts to make sure that you do the things that matter most before you worry about less important things. This is only one  »  Read More

Don’t Make Your Self-Discipline Work So Hard

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It was about 3:30 and I was at the bottom of the energy pit of my day. That’s usually not a problem, because I know when it’s going to happen, and I can plan for it. Today was different. My rule is “Do the most important stuff first.” I hadn’t done it yet. I had to do my most important thing  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Manage time proactively

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Don’t let life and work just happen to you. Get out in front of things by managing your time proactively. Put priority items on your calendar first. Don’t imagine that you’ll “find the time.” You won’t. So, schedule important, “move-us-ahead” work first when you plan your  »  Read More

First Things First

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“First things first.” Sounds like a great way to start your day. But what exactly does it mean? You want to get your day off to a great start. Here are three ideas about how to figure out what the best “first thing” is for you today. Start with Something That Builds Momentum You can start your day with a  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Unstructured time

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Don’t plan every moment, especially on the weekend. Allow time for yourself where you don’t have anything particular to do. Creativity lives in those cracks in your schedule. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time. Just promoted from individual contributor? Check out my  »  Read More

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