I love these counterintuitive tricks designed to help you be more productive fast. These are especially good for times when you are feeling “stuck” or just are having a hard time getting going on an important project or anything that involves creativity or writing.
What helps you get going when you are not being productive? Please share your ideas in the comments section.
A ten year longitudinal study on executive transitions found that more than 50% of executives who inherit a mess fail within their first 18 months on the job. Also uncovered by the study were the numerous landmines for leaders in this situation. Based on this research and my experience, here are six things the most effective leaders do to avoid failing in a new role.
“Almost every organization benefits from having the right partners. Unfortunately this seemingly natural bias to partner leads to bad choices without a strategic approach to partnerships and guiding criteria.
The most valuable partners 1) share interests and 2) have differentially valuable strengths.
So, partner with organizations that meet both criteria and work with other organizations in other ways.”
How a person defines success is a subjective thing, but likely involves some combination of financial independence, loving relationships, a solid education, and a rewarding career. It’s all about having the discipline to do the same simple things every day.
When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success—IQ.
Every organization needs strategic thinkers. In a 2013 Management Research Group survey, when executives were asked to select the leadership behaviors that were most critical to their organization’s future success, 97% of the time they chose being strategic.
What they found…give them a real problem to solve.
Long dreary corridors, impersonal waiting rooms, the smell of disinfectant — hospitals tend to be anonymous and depressing places. Even if you’re just there as a visitor, you’re bound to wonder, “How can my friend recover in such an awful place? Will I get out of here without catching an infection?”
The Rotterdam Eye Hospital, a leading eye hospital in The Netherlands, transformed its patients’ experiences by initiating creative interior designs and looking at their hospital through the patients eyes. By doing so, patient intake rose 47%.