You, or other leaders in the company, are not being effective enough; you are not getting done all the things that need to get done.
Three Fundamentals to Consider
To get done what needs to get done and to significantly improve overall effectiveness, consider:
- Focus on the important, dedicating sufficient and uninterrupted time to the few most essential and vital activities.
- Eliminate and simplify so that you can do what you say.
- Create a life balanced between the short and long term and between work and personal.
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- Go Home – Work Fewer Hours to Get Better Results
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Pertinent Book Summaries to Review
- What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful (Marshall Goldsmith)
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (Stephen R. Covey)
- The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness (Steven R. Covey)
- The 4-Hour Workweek(Timothy Ferriss)
- Skills for Success: The Experts Show the Way (Soundview Editorial Staff, Eds.)
- Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength (Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney)
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Related Quotes to Think About
- “What you do is infinitely more important than how you do it. Doing something unimportant well does not make it important. Requiring a lot of time does not make a task important.” Tim Ferriss (Author of The 4-Hour Workweek)
- “Beware distractions; workers distracted by phone calls, E-Mails, and text messages suffer a greater loss of IQ than a person smoking marijuana.” TNS Research (As quoted in Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar).
- “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen.” Henry David Thoreau (19th century American poet and author of Walden)
- “The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.” Niccolo Machiavelli (Renaissance Italian historian, philosopher, and author)
- “After all is said and done, more is said than done.” Aesop (Greek writer credited with writing Aesop’s Fables)
- “Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.” Leonardo da Vinci (Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect)