time management

Leading difficult people: Disorganized Debbie

Do you know anyone who’s always busy but never seems to get anything done? Maybe this person works for you. How do you lead someone who’s motivated and a doer, but still doesn’t contribute any meaningful results? Meet Disorganized Debbie. She works hard and wants to succeed. Unfortunately, she looks like a rocking horse: always…

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Don't lose your marbles!

My friend Dwight Bain sent me a story of a ham radio operator who overheard an older gentleman giving advice to a younger man. “It’s a shame you have to be away from home and family so much,” he said. “Let me tell you something that has helped me keep a good perspective on my…

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The joy of not knowing…

Some people believe that great leaders have all the answers. Not true. Successful leaders don’t know everything. But they know people who do. If you ask me a question related to one of my organizations and I don’t know the answer, I know which person in the organization does. If you ask about my profession,…

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Don't manage your time; manage your life!

Here’s an important announcement: There is no such thing as time management. Think about it; the term is an oxymoron. Time cannot be managed. It cannot be controlled in any way. Everyone gets the same number of hours and minutes every day. Nobody—no matter how shrewd—can save minutes from one day to spend on another.…

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The 3 R's of Decision-making

This past week on Twitter, I’ve been sharing some of my favorite quotes on priorities and time management.  Important topics for every generation, priorities and time management seem to become more and more crucial every decade. Today, in the age of the smartphone and social media, even technology has joined the fight for our most…

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It's about time!

Busy? Me too. I’m in Florida this weekend, speaking at my home church, Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach, FL. Today it’s a leadership conference. Then I’m preaching at Christ Fellowship’s Gardens Campus on Saturday (6pm EDT) and Sunday (9 & 11 am EDT). Visit the church website for directions if you’ll be in south Florida.…

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