Small Daily Steps = Lasting Change

I have a little sign in my office that I made three years ago to remind myself of something I forget with remarkable skill and consistency. I don’t remember if I got this from someone else or actually coined it myself. Either way it is a reminder to me that small steps taken every day bring about radical and lasting change. (If I owe someone else credit for this thought, my apologies.) You see I have this crazy capacity to believe that a big short-term…Continue Reading “Small Daily Steps = Lasting Change”

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Every day as a leader you have to cut through the fog and noise of the immediate to keep things focused on what matters most. There is no place where that challenge is more important than in managing the tasks and priorities swimming in your head. To that end, I offer this simple discipline: Identify the ONE THING. In every situation, every day, identify the one thing that matters most right now. And do that.

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I had a breakthrough I hadn’t sought. I recognized the linkage between annual, monthly, and weekly rhythms that are key to maintaining perspective and focus as a leader. Being a “P” and not a “J,” I think I’ll call it “the Pirates’ Code for Greater Leadership Focus.” If I wanted more grandiose phrasing, I might call it, “Keys to Strategic Life Management for a Leader.”

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