How to Improve Delegation Skills: A Simple Formula

how to improve delegation skills

Sometimes it’s frustrating to rely on others. But if you are a manager or a team leader, you need help from others. You need to coordinate and organize and oversee a lot of work. And you need to maximize results. You need to be organized and effective. One of the best things you can do as a leader it learn how to improve delegation skills. Fortunately, there is a formula for success. Be specific and give a deadline. Everyone can be successful, if you, as the leader, follow this formula. Just as you are relying on others, they are relying … Read more

Book a Meeting with Yourself to Get Important Work Done

book a meeting with yourself

Innovative thinking doesn’t always have to be large scale. Sure, smart people are working hard to launch expeditions to Mars, transition to electric and/or self-driving cars, and to disintermediate everything (Zipcar, Uber, Air BnB, etc). World-changing stuff. That takes smarts and resources and willpower and drive and commitment and influence and the ability to see things that aren’t there. There’s also tremendous power in simply seeing things as they are. And then figuring out a clever way to hack the system. When you take the trouble to understand how things work, why they work a certain way, and how people behave in … Read more

A Surprisingly Simple Recipe For Fueling Your Leadership Success


A healthy leader is a good leader. Diet and exercise and rest are important to good health. But it can be difficult to keep up with all of those all of the time. Leaders are busy people. It’s hard to imagine being on top of all of those things all of the time, plus doing well at all of our leadership duties and personal responsibilities. But it’s not that hard to imagine doing just one thing in just one area, is it? What if you just ate better? What if you ate healthier, natural, nutritious food? Would that be a … Read more

When Work Sucks, Get a Second Job

Work a second job to open up new possibilities

No place is perfect. Bad bosses, disgruntled co-workers, and lack of opportunities infiltrate many workplaces. Most of that is not your fault. But how you deal with the situation is absolutely your responsibility. You might want to quit. Or maybe you just want to complain. Many people like to complain. Perhaps you are just waiting for things to change. You might spend a lot of energy wishing and hoping for something to give… What is it, exactly, that you are waiting for? If you I gave you a magic wand, right now, what would you do with it? If you … Read more

The Game-Changing (and Simple) Secret to Your Best Year Ever

New Year Strategy

Now is a great time to open up a whole new world of possibilities for yourself. Wouldn’t it be nice to have more possibilities? Well, you can. Because science has actually proven that you can create your own luck. I’ve experienced it first-hand. It works. Opportunities appear for those who are ready for them. Those who can see them. Those who can seize them. The secret to finding new opportunities is believing that you will. The best way to do that is to develop a habit of trying new things. The more you see, the more you will believe that … Read more

When a granular plan is better than a grand plan

Grand plans are a lot of fun. They are exciting to talk about, they are the stuff dreams are made of. We need big ideas, lofty goals. We need a vision. But we also need to get things done. We need to take action. For that, we need to get into the nitty gritty details. Jumping from big vision to action plans can be a challenge. Often, it’s too big of a leap. First, we need to break down our goals and aim at very specific outcomes. We need to get granular. We need to get very specific. Developing a … Read more

Starting and finishing

We all want to accomplish a lot. We know that accomplishing anything significant will require focus, and that it will take time. And that anything of significance will certainly require a lot of effort. But that doesn’t seem to stop us from piling up our ambitions. When a new idea or opportunity arises, we embrace it and add it to the list. It’s energizing to think about all the things we’ve set out to do. But we can’t do everything. And we certainly can’t do it all at once. We need to choose what happens next. Not which thing to start, but which … Read more