Focus like the best CEO’s or Olympic athletes by using these 10 methods to drive away distractions.
“Human live in two worlds–the world of events and things (the territory) and the world of words about events and things (the map).” –Karl Weick As a leader, you use words (mission statement, vision, strategic plans, and models) to help members of your organization negotiate the territory in front of them—to get where you want […]
Today I believe a Mission Statements should optimally be 8 to 10 words in length. I did not always believe this to be true, as you will see from the example below from my first company. Today, I would call this a statement of belief, rather than a mission statement. Our Mission Statement was captured […]
If you want to break a dollar without giving change, you will have to rip it in pieces. If you do that, you will need to find someone willing to accept your new form of currency. And if they accept it, they will have to persuade someone else to accept the ripped pieces of the […]
As CEO, you should interview as many of the people joining your organization as possible. As the organization grows, you will have to be more selective–interviewing only those who will have the greatest impact on the business. But you shouldn’t stop interviewing. Interviewing is one of the greatest tools you have to influence the culture […]
“A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.” – Gandhi Social context affects the way you behave, think, and interpret the world. It affects whether you feel comfortable or uncomfortable. It can affect whether, in a particular environment, you succeed or fail. Relative Deprivation Theory We take our cues […]
Hyperfocus leads to poor decisions & irreversible recommendations. Learn how and what to do about developing situational awareness.