Posts Tagged: Stress

When strategy has no substance

It's not a bad thing to ask people to dream or set their sights higher, or even aim for something no one else thinks is possible. But is that enough? UCLA Management Professor, Richard Rumelt, likens adhering to stretch goals without substance, to "the great pushes of ...

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What do you value the most?

One morning during breakfast at the Hilton Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, I was reading a newspaper article titled, “Evaluating Valuers”.[1] The article focused on the importance of evaluating the qualifications and practices of the person conducting the valuation of a property in relation to its location and ...

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Overcoming the obstacles of interruption and speed

Whether or not it is true that the number of interruptions is relative to the number of people you lead or the size of the organization, interruptions get in the way of productivity. In 2006, Dr. André Martin conducted research on a sample of 800 leaders.[1] ...

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Which meetings should I attend?

Are you constantly running short on time?  How many meetings did you attend last week?  Were they productive?  How much did they actually cost your organization?  Were you able to measure the return on investment? In 2004, I moved to the U.S from Australia after accepting ...

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Making Decisions

You make 1000’s of decisions every day—ranging from smaller, insignificant ones, to those of great importance.  But have you ever stopped to think about how you make decisions?  Why is it that some leaders find it easier to make certain decisions than others?  When you are confronted ...

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If you want to lead, you’ve got to read

Recently, I was in a meeting with a CEO who expressed concern that he no longer had time to read.  “I’ve read more books on leadership than most, and they all say the same thing.”  We entered into a healthy discussion about this topic, and ...

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Finding your way

Not long ago, I had the privilege of meeting Nicholas Barnett, CEO of Insync Surveys Pty Limited, and the author of an outstanding book called GPS for your Organisation.[i]  Ken Blanchard, co-author of the best-selling book, The One Minute Manager, wrote the foreword. Barnett has produced a very practical tool—the ...

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