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EAT THE FROG FIRST

Are you a busy bee? Here’s how to prioritize on what’s important

TOPICS:   BE A  ZEN BOSS   |   ZEN BOSS AT WORK   |   ZEN BOSS IN LIFE

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The who decision

THE WHO DECISION As leaders we make hundreds of decisions every week, every month, year after year. Commercials, launches, business cases, acquisitions, what to pitch …

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Practice Silence

PRACTICE SILENCE The world is noisy, busy and constant. Messages, phone calls, emails, meetings. They come 24/7 at us and demand urgent attention. Leisure time …

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Are you the Don’t know manager

ARE YOU THE DON’T KNOW MANAGER Eileen fisher is a super successful entrepreneur who has built a global fashion business using the philosophy of “ …

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Give me your problems

GIVE ME YOUR PROBLEMS At work most people want to put their best foot forward. Very often in reviews and meetings they will showcase the …

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Finish the race

FINISH THE RACE The Tour De France is the world’s toughest athletic event. Spread over many days, cyclists compete with each other and themselves to …

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Appreciate in public, feedback in private

APPRECIATE IN PUBLIC,FEEDBACK IN PRIVATE We met a couple for drinks recently. Lots of chit chat turned into a discussion on virtual assistants such as …

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Lead from behind

LEAD FROM BEHIND Many times when strong leaders leave an organisation or a sports team, the results suffer and the overall success track record is …

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Be a storyteller

BE A STORYTELLER What’s your favourite movie ? When did you see it ? Do you still recall key scenes and dialogues from it ? …

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Becoming uninterruptible

BECOMING UNINTERRUPTABLE Close your eyes and think about the last time when you felt true joy and satisfaction at work. What happened ? What were …

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There is no job called “boss”

THERE IS NO JOB CALLED “BOSS” I recently met someone who I labelled as mr forward. This person constantly forwarded all messages to their inbox …

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How to A.C.E any job as a leader

HOW TO A.C.E ANY JOB AS A LEADER There are 3 qualities that make leaders. That turn managers into leaders. That make ordinary into the …

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Constant communication & Engagement

CONSTANT COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT The leader’s job is to engage and lead the team to victory. The method of accomplishing this task is simple – …

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Notice

NOTICE Mindfulness is a superpower that can bring you friends, wealth, happiness and success over time. Mindfulness helps us enjoy the present moment and be …

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Master Hard Things Quickly

MASTER HARD THINGS QUICKLY To grow in life we need to acquire new skills, develop better habits and practice every single day. There is a …

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No watermelons rule

NO WATERMELONS RULE When Alan Mulally became CEO of Ford Motor Company, it was losing market share and profits at a rapid pace and the …

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Breathe in the morning air

BREATHE IN THE MORNING AIR Mornings are beginnings. Mornings are sunshine. Everyday begins with the bright promise of a new beginning. It’s a time when …

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Let the doers be the deciders

LET THE DOERS BE THE DECIDERS In most organisations decisions and directions flow from the top. Sometimes they are centralized in a leadership team and …

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Love Thy Boss

LOVE THY BOSS It’s the most common water cooler conversation. The sins of the boss. An endless litany of complaints of about what he/she did …

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High challenge High Support High Leadership

HIGH CHALLENGE HIGH SUPPORT HIGH LEADERSHIP Often our biggest challenge as leaders is to bring the best out of others. This is hard as many …

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Be a Rower

BE A ROWER In order to make a rowboat move you need a captain who gives instructions and directions and you have rowers who need …

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Workplace before marketplace

WORKPLACE BEFORE MARKETPLACE In business we discuss in long debates on margins, growth, opportunities and crisis. We make long presentations showcasing new plans and solutions …

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To Meet List

TO MEET LIST Life is short. As adults we have 30-40 productive years at work which may appear like a lot until you realise that …

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What did you fail at today ?

WHAT DID YOU FAIL AT TODAY ? Repeated Failure equals success.  Those who persist through the rough waters reached the promised land. He who turns …

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The Critics Party

THE CRITICS PARTY The word critic comes from the Greek root of “krites” which means a person who can offer good judgement, sound reason and …

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Doing Reviews: Telescope and Microscope

DOING REVIEWS: TELESCOPE & MICROSCOPE The leader needs to review things to see how they are going. This means check in on sales, review manufacturing, …

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Kill the Ego

KILL THE EGO The most dangerous enemy of success lies within us. It is our ego that inflates our sense of self importance and makes …

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Just Do Something Everyday

JUST DO SOMETHING EVERYDAY We all have hidden desires and secret fantasies. Dreams of launching a great company or becoming a sportsperson or becoming famous …

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Did you try 41000 times

DID YOU TRY 41000 TIMES My 9 month old niece was trying to get up. She would crawl to the edge of the bed or …

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Clean up daily

CLEAN UP DAILY To become effective at anything we want to do, we need to be disciplined and organized in doing it. We need to …

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Captain Smith – Are you on the Bridge ?

CAPTAIN SMITH – ARE YOU ON THE BRIDGE ? In the great tragedy of the Titanic one enduring mystery has remained. Captain Smith who infamously …

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