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The Wastefulness (and Impossibility) of Multi-Tasking

Here’s some ancient wisdom: “To do two things at once is to do neither.” – Publius Syrus And some modern “validation:” People confuse “rapid-switching” with multi-tasking [NPR article] And Peter Bregman explains that trying to multi-task makes us less-smart, less-productive and less-competent [HBR Blogs] I’m convinced (of course I already knew that trying to multi-task was …

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A View of Leadership

There is the timeless, changeless core: our humanity — that which we truly ARE, what we have always been (regardless of our (sometimes) behavior to the contrary). And then there is the external: behavior — that which must interact and adapt, this is what leaders DO. The core is who they are, behavior is what they do. …

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Disaster Tolerance

Are you disaster-tolerant? (Do you have reserves?) This question is well-posed in Seth Godin’s blog post (here it is in its entirety): Not all disasters can be avoided. Not all disasters are fatal. If you accept these two truths, your approach to risk will change. If you build a disaster-tolerant nation or project or lifestyle, …

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What If . . .

I told you there was a collection of books written by wise men and women who have worked very hard to investigate, research and describe the ways to transform our lives into ones of effectiveness, excellence and fulfillment? There is. I have one on my bookshelves. I have collected them over the years and reading …

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Compete Against Yourself

Recently, on my Facebook  Page I posted a quote from Steve Young (former professional (American) football player) that reminded us to compete against ourselves, to be better that we were before. I was reminded of that idea (and it’s great advice . . . ) when I read Seth Godin’s most recent blog post; here …

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