Friday, January 12, 2018

Saturday, December 30, 2017

book: The 4 Disciplines of Execution The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals eBook: Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling: Kindle Store
  • "Discipline 1. Focus on the Wildly Important.
    Basically, the more you try to do, the less you actually accomplish.
    This is a stark, inescapable principle that we all live with. ...
  • Discipline 2. Act on Lead Measures. This is the discipline of leverage. It’s based on the simple principle that not all actions are created equal. Some actions have more impact that others when reaching for a goal. And it is those you want to identify and act on if you want to reach your goal. ...
  • Discipline 3: Keep a Compelling Scorecard. People play differently when they are keeping score. If you doubt this, watch any group of teenagers playing basketball and see how the game changes the minute scorekeeping begins. ...
  • Discipline 4: Create a Cadence of Accountability. Discipline 4 is where execution really happens. The frst three disciplines set up the game, but until you apply Discipline 4, your team isn’t in the game.”

Friday, December 29, 2017

leadership quotes: Eisenhower: Pull the string...

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.  - Dwight D. Eisenhower

You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.

You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.  - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower - Wikipedia
"was an American Army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United Statesfrom 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he was a five-star general in the United States Army and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe. He was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45 from the Western Front.
...In 1951–52, he served as the first Supreme Commander of NATO."

Dwight D. Eisenhower on Leadership [Quotes] - DuoParadigms Public Relations & Design, Inc.

“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”

“It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.”

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”

Saturday, December 16, 2017

book: Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg

Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity: Charles Duhigg: 9780812983593: Books

podcast interview:
Increase Your Productivity and Reclaim Your Life | Building a StoryBrand
  • "Create Mental Models to Take Charge of Your Day
  • Maintain an Inner Locus of Control
  • Change the Way You Make To-Do Lists (only 3 top items!)
  • Link Unpleasant Activities to a Deep Aspiration
  • View Your Choices as Experiments"
  • 'To motivate yourself, you must believe you have autonomy over your actions and surroundings.
  • “People who are particularly good at managing their attention are in the habit of telling themselves stories all the time.”
  • “Experiments have shown that people with SMART goals are more likely to seize on the easiest tasks, to become obsessed with finishing projects, and to freeze on priorities once a goal has been set.”
  • “Good decision making is contingent on a basic ability to envision what happens next.”
  • “Innovation becomes more likely when old ideas are mixed in new ways.”'

Friday, November 24, 2017

free book: Ask Method

podcast interview:
#233: Ryan Levesque—Better Questions, More Sales | EntreLeadership

"In working with businesses across 23 different industries, Ryan Levesque—CEO of The ASK Method Company and best-selling author—has discovered what a big (think $100-million- dollars big) difference the smallest subtleties in language can make. Turns out it’s not enough to simply ask people what they want. You have to use the right words in the right way to elicit the most truthful response. "
Free Book | ASK METHOD ® | by Ryan Levesque

"Quiz" is much better than "Survey"

Open ended questions are in general better than yes/no.

book: Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life by Chip Heath, Dan Heath Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work eBook: Chip Heath, Dan Heath: Kindle Store

book's web site: Decisive - Heath Brothers Heath Brothers

Member Resources - Heath Brothers Heath Brothers
  • Widen your options
    • Narrow framing leads us to overlook options 
      • avoid “whether or not” decisions
      • find more options
    • Who has already solved your problem?
      • look for current bright spots (local) 
      • best practices (regional) 
      • analogies from related domains (distant)
  • Reality‐test your assumptions
    • confirmation bias: skewed, self-serving information
    • To combat that bias, we can: 
      • ask dis-confirming questions
      • zoom out and 
      • zoom in 
      • conduct small experiments
  • Attain distance before deciding
    • Short-term emotion tempts us to make choices that are bad in the long term
    • What would I tell my best friend? 
    • What would my successor do?
    • Clarify our core priorities, and go on the offensive for them
  • Prepare to be wrong
    • We are typically overconfident
    • should prepare for bad outcomes, 
    • as well as good ones 
    • set up "tripwires": trigger conditions to get our attention (M&M, Zappos $1000)
Chip Heath: Being Decisive - YouTube

Decisive Ch 1 - Widening Your Options - YouTube

Dan Heath: Being Decisive - YouTube

DECISIVE by Chip and Dan Heath | Animated Core Message - YouTube