Facebook’s Priority; Tool for Doubling Execution; Edgy Interview; London, Amsterdam, BarcelonaApril 18, 2013
Blame the SWOT; Replace with SWT; Advisory Board Advice; Best Values; Nov 13 – 15 ShanghaiMay 2, 2013
"…out-learning the competition"
Apple Profits Fall – First Time in a Decade — I'm in London with the EO chapter (reminiscing about the
early days and Steve Jobs) and this
BBC headline starkly reminded me of Jobs passing. I still think Apple needs
to buy FourSquare so they "acquire" Dennis Crowley. Apple needs another Steve
Jobs and Dennis is the best guy for the job.
— (me too, so short insight today) this is the title of Dr. Ned Hallowell's
book, subtitled Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to
Snap! Strategies for Handling Your Fast-Paced Life.
He's an MD who taught at Harvard Medical School for 20 years who wrote the
famous Harvard Business Review
article entitled "Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform." To save
you time, he helped us produce a 42
minute online presentation perfect for one of your monthly management
meetings or to view on your own. You'll learn:
habits you can start using today to multiply your productivity dramatically.
identify your sweet spot – the work where you excel and advance your mission
best – so you can minimize unproductive uses of your time.
The art of
prioritizing and setting boundaries at work.
Ways to break
from time-draining smart phone dependency and electronic addiction.
for avoiding common time drains, from over commitment to people who suck away
your time and energy like leeches.
— Even if you have a full plate at work, you don't have to live in what Dr.
Hallowell calls the "F State:" Frantic, frenzied, frenetic, fearful, forgetful,
frustrated and furious. Instead, he explains how to get to the "C Stage" where
you will perform at your best. This is a state where you are creative, careful,
concentrated, curious and courteous. Setting up your life so that you live in
the C Stage will allow you to get a lot more done in less time, and live a more
satisfying, healthier life (where his MD training kicks in). It's a matter of
managing your life and not letting life manage you – techniques that align with
the Rockefeller Habits. Take
a look at his presentation – always money back guarantee.
— one of the keys to sticking to your priorities, which I've highlighted in
previous insights, is to get an accountability partner. Take
3 minutes to scan this latest Fortune article written by Laura
Vanderkam, a regular contributor to Fortune.com and the author of What
the Most Successful People Do At Work, out April 23. Priced at just $2.99 (Kindle), this is the
third mini ebook, following her bestselling mini-ebook What the Most
Successful People Do Before Breakfast, where she outlines how to take advantage of our often
ignored morning hours to achieve our dreams; and the sequel, What the
Most Successful People Do on the Weekend, where she revealed why the key to a better week is a
better weekend. All very quick reads.
Habits workshops coming up in Oak Brook, IL; Baton Rouge, LA; Philadelphia,
PA; Austin, TX; Santa Fe, NM; Portland, OR; Toronto, ONT; and Melbourne, Perth,
Brisbane, and Sydney, Australia.