Stop trying to make the biggest change possible and start making the smallest change possible.
Change is far more about your attitude than possibility. More about leverage than it is about inputs.
As a kid I liked to sleep in. My oldest bother had taught our family that during the Summer months of the year, if you wanted to sleep in, you had to black out the windows in your room. This usually consisted of garbage bags taped to the window frame, layered on because everyone knew the Sun could get through one bag. What a waste of garbage bags. I had a south facing room so it was very bright in the morning. Read more
Please do us all a favour and Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are. We all do this too much these days.
Everyone is too busy.
The majority of what we do is waste time on things that ultimately don’t matter. We all could work a little smarter and plan our lives a little better. It’s not impossible.
Do you really think Jeff Bezos has more time in a day than you? Do you think Larry Page and Sergey Brin sleep much, much less than regular people and work more hours? Do you think the smartest CEOs, Entrepreneurs, and Leaders just work more hours than most people? Or is it something else? Read more
Almost everyone I talk to these days who’s over the age of 50 always complains about the entitlement of young employees. Some have even gone to say that being “entitled” is the worst characteristic in a young budding employee. I’m not arguing this point, I think it’s valid. What I am seeing more and more of though is management entitlement.
You know these managers. They expect employees to work harder than they do because they’ve been around since the great depression and have more management experience that Drucker himself. The owner who thinks they can run their company in an autocratic style, fast-forward a couple years and this chap can’t figure out why none of his employees have ever invited him out for a pint and turnover is thru the roof.
You can lie to employees for a while and still make money as a business. But sooner or later the market will find out, it always does. Information travels too quickly. Read more
The three reason why you won’t change and inevitably never get out of the hole you’re in.
1. You can’t admit to being wrong.
Usually not being able to change for the better comes down to one thing and one thing only, ego. Yup, you’re your own worst enemy when it comes to major business decisions. To change your organization into an innovative, growing, even thriving company you must take a long hard look at yourself and ask what’s holding you back.
When’s the last time you admitted to being wrong in front of your employees?
How well do you take feedback?
How well would your co-workers say you take feedback?
Are you usually right about everything around the office?
Are you too busy?(cliche answer) Is it you don’t want to let go of control? Read more