For Whom the Bell Tolls

“Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.” – John Donne Many meanings have been ascribed to this famous quote, but all of them relate to the concept of death and our interconnectedness around the reality of death. I, however, see this concept as relating to our […]

Don’t Wait for Time – Claim It!

You’ve experienced it before – you’re finishing up a significant project (at work or at home), finishing up school, stepping off of a board or otherwise freeing up time. You’re excited about no longer having to invest the time that you have been on whatever you’ve been engaged with. You’re […]

Urgency Is Up to You

In the beginning, there was Stephen Covey’s Time Management Matrix, which helped us to start looking at our tasks and priorities in a different way. The following is a version of the Covey Matrix, but I’ve flipped it to show things in a different way. Certainly, Covey nailed it and […]

Your One Third©

If you’re like me, you find yourself saying something like this: “I can’t believe it’s already September” or “Where did the summer go?” Funny how time seems to fly in our minds, but not so funny how we (I include myself in this) fail to take action to change it. […]

Calendar Reality Check©

Some time ago, I wrote a blog on the topic of commitment and priorities. My premise was and is that our problem is not one of priorities but of commitments. We try (unsuccessfully) to address all of our competing priorities, when the solution may actually lie in making more clear […]

Would You Say Yes Again?©

In his fabulous book Good to Great, Jim Collins invites businesses and business leaders to focus on their people before anything else—what he refers to as “first who, then what.” Collins goes on to provide us with a seminal theme: Get the right people on the bus in the right […]