Hocus Focus

It’s the most powerful tool we have to achieve our goals: FOCUS. And yes, it works like magic. I’ve recently meandered down several professional paths and in the spirit of being open-minded and opportunity-oriented, I’ve met many interesting, passionate and successful people. Some of the conversations I had and meetings I attended were energizing and…

It’s Not Smart to Make Others Feel Stupid

I sometimes hear about¬†“brilliant rain-makers” who “don’t suffer fools.” These are smart lawyers and executives who behave intellectually superior and are intolerant of others’ “stupidity.” They finish other people’s sentences, know what others are trying to do and say, hate to be bothered and don’t like their time wasted. What their colleagues or clients might…

Un-Divide Your Attention

Muti-tasking is thankfully becoming a negative term in enlightened, evolved leadership circles. Unfortunately, these circles make up a mere 20% of workplaces. The majority of organizations still revere the so-called multi-tasking “skill,” falsely believing it leads to accomplishment and efficiency. You can’t be a detail-oriented multi-tasker. You’ve observed and participated in this environment many times…

Defend Yourself Against Bad Year-End Decisions

Year-end and holiday activities are making everyone in the office a tad bit crazy. The pressure cooker environment and the increasingly complex daily life demands we find ourselves dealing with lead us to erroneous actions and wrongheaded decisions. Cognitive overload and an accelerating pace deprive us of the calm conditions we crave to make calculated…