What Is The Difference Between A Good Manager And A Great One?

Google’s “Project Oxygen,” is a rigorous, data-based analysis of what makes great managers. Technical expertise made a difference, but only a small one. The single most important differentiator between good and great managers? “Be a good coach.” What Google’s Best Managers Do By examining data from employee surveys and performance reviews, Google’s people analytics team identified eight […]

Do You Suffer from a Lack of Focus?

You would not be the first executive I have diagnosed with Executive Attention Deficit Disorder (EADD) – a condition I coined for the negative cumulative effect of having to constantly make important decisions that periodically affects executives and entrepreneurs alike. You may recognise some of the following feelings associated with a loss of focus; frustration, […]

Asking Forgiveness

Are you an unnatural leader? In the previous blog we talked about recognizing the face of an unnatural leader. We may all have a certain vision of what they look like, but if you look in the mirror, you will see one there as well. We ALL have the ability to become unnatural leaders. The […]

The Pomodoro Technique – Advanced Productivity (Part 2)

In “Are you a Maker or a Manager? – Advanced Productivity (Part 1)”, I wrote about the application of the Maker’s Schedule vs the Manager’s Schedule. In part one, I focused on some ideas for improving the way executives and business owners better apply themselves to their “maker” role. In this article, I’m turning my […]

Are you a Maker or a Manager? – Advanced Productivity (Part 1)

One of the podcasts I take the time to listen to somewhat regularly during my morning walks is The Tim Ferriss Show. Tim deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract tactics and tools his listeners could use to designing their life-style and work-style. In one of his recent episodes, Tim mentioned […]