• Performance

    Single Tasking is the New Multi-Tasking

    We all pride ourselves on multi-tasking, but this notion of productivity has been debunked…. we do not multitask well. Multi-tasking gives us the illusion of achieving more and gives us that much sought-after dopamine hit of emotional satisfaction. If you think about someone in your life who achieves a lot, chances are they utilize their time well which is different than multi-tasking.  The Case for Single-Tasking, Multiple Times When we attempt to work on multiple things at once, something suffers. Imagine trying to write a proposal while having a conversation with someone on the phone. Chances are you either miss many things on the call or your proposal doesn’t flow,…

  • Performance,  Self-Improvement

    If it’s Worth Doing, it’s Worth Doing Poorly

    If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing poorly. G. K. Chesterson I did a double take when I first saw these words. I always believed that if you are going to do something, you better do it well. How many of us are paralyzed by this constant need for perfection? They rang particularly true when I think about where we all start out from. None of us was born truly great anything. As I watch my 3-month old son learn to read my face and learn what makes him happy versus unhappy, I’m reminded that we all start from a relative nothing. We have to learn how to do things and…

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    What’s leadership got to do with it?

    Leadership is a critical function in the nation, our communities, and our organizations. Leaders empower, organize and direct human resources in the attainment of a larger vision. They inspire the people around them to achieve their best and actualize on their potential. They empower, educate, motivate and build confidence to foster cooperation, and enhance decision making and problem solving.  In business, leadership can foster competitive advantage, bringing creative solutions and organizing the companies’ human resources toward their realization. This is especially important today as human capital is THE differentiator in this highly competitive, knowledge driven economy.  Leaders formulate and communicate new strategic directions and increase dedication to the organizations’ goals.…