The power of planning

Modern life is often highly complex, fast-paced, and over saturated with information—and not just trivial information either. Success in one’s personal and professional life requires the ability to manage and keep track of a seemingly overwhelming number of variables. There are hundreds of books, seminars, and methods for maximizing planning and efficiency. Getting Things DoneContinue reading “The power of planning”

Using science to handle the effects of pressure

The gap between our aspirations and our accomplishments often comes down to the ability to withstand pressure in critical moments. Faced with high-intensity, all or nothing situations, it is all most people can do not to choke. But is there a way to condition your mind and body for precisely these types of situations? InContinue reading “Using science to handle the effects of pressure”

Multiplying Success

From the Pointy Haired Boss of Dilbert to Michael Scott in The Office, examples of comedically bad leadership abound in our culture. Characters such as these resonate because most people have had to suffer under the tyranny of an overbearing, micromanaging, or otherwise ineffective boss. From time to time, particularly bad bosses mishandle their operationsContinue reading “Multiplying Success”

The 12 Week Year: Plan for the present

Most people have felt, at some point in their lives, the rush of procrastination. You put off that project for weeks and weeks. Now you only have a few days or even a few hours to get it done. You then work with superhuman speed, while before when you actually had the time to planContinue reading “The 12 Week Year: Plan for the present”

The Infinite Game: A more human approach to leadership and business

“If there are at least two players, a game exists. And there are two kinds of games: finite games and infinite games.” Thus Simon Sinek begins to unfold his considered and inspirational approach to work and leadership. The key distinction in the book is that of finite and infinite games. In finite games players areContinue reading “The Infinite Game: A more human approach to leadership and business”