A bicycle gives freedom on two wheels. An engaged brain gives total freedom on two legs.
Things in which to invest: a juicer for vegetable juices, good quality sun glasses and a decent propelling pencil.
FFS. WTF. JFDI. Sometimes you just need a good strong Anglo-Saxon word to get some momentum.
Begin. Don't worry about the ending. Unless it's a Moon Mission, Channel Tunnel or Foreign Invasion.
Things to set up: a jam jar in which to save, regular 'one-to-one's with each of your children, a system for staying fit.
Rain or shine. Fog or snow or hail or drizzle or mist or hail or chill wind. Get outside. Move.
Sit quietly on a formal upright chair. Close your eyes. Notice your breathing. Really notice your breathing. How long before you fall asleep? That correlates closely with your sleep debt. Time to fix it?
Get a chalkboard. Get a whiteboard. Get large pads of paper. Write, draw and dream. But do it BIG.
Paella is not risotto. And twitter is not a marketing strategy.
Don't miss today. Wake up, be reasonable and deliver.
Some employees abuse the system. Some employees are unproductive. Some employees hide behind excuses of 'busyness, meetings, e-mail and poor work/life balance'. To attempt to manage them, more command and control practices are introduced. Because such practices cannot really be selective they tend to exhaust and stifle your very best people, those who do enjoy the job, do enjoy dealing with challenging clients and do recognise that business is-well-messy.
Releasing talent isn't just about hiring a 'talent director'. Releasing talent is about ensuring managers understand that leadership is about enabling a person to be the best version of themselves as then they will do great work for you. Even if that means one or two wake up so much that they realise they don't want to work for you anymore.