“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” Alan Lakein From the moment we wake up each day, we’re faced with a continuous flow of choices. Many are minor and some are major. Even things that don’t seem so important, like what to take along for... Read more »
The social scientist, Professor Peter Burke, defines “identity” as the qualities, beliefs, personality traits, appearance, and/or expressions that characterize a person (Wikipedia, The Cambridge Handbook of Social Theory). When we think of who we are at our core, we have many composites – what we think, read, say, watch and do; our cultural heritage – family,... Read more »
Retired U.S. Army four-star General Stanley McChrystal gets a lot done. And it starts with his mornings, which are organized with military precision. Since his day is booked with work, he wakes up each morning at 4:00 AM to get in a 90-minute workout in before he heads into the office. This is the advice... Read more »
In previous productivity steps we planned our work (Step 1,) put systems in place to keep our people informed and in sync (Step 2,) rolled up our sleeves to get work done (Step 3,) and identified strategies to sustain the momentum we’ve built (Step 4.) This post goes deeper on Step 5, Leading for Maximal... Read more »
The Torah begins with the story of Creation not just because our world begins there historically, but also because it starts there philosophically.
Nechama (consolation) is one of the greatest gifts that Hashem gives to us. We would literally not be able to survive without it. As essential as it is, however, there are aspects within it which are not so widely understood or appreciated. We therefore present a three-part series that fills in much of those important... Read more »
He used to say: Everything is given on collateral, and a net is spread over all the living. The store is open, the Storekeeper extends credit, the account-book lies open, the hand writes, and all who wish to borrow may come and borrow.
The fourth component of this productivity-through-leadership leadership step is to set your people up for success, by putting them in position to get more done. Here are some ways leaders can do just that:
“Concentrate on what will produce results rather than on the results, focus on the process not the prize.” — Bill Walsh The human mind fascinates me. I love learning how my own mind works, as well as how other people’s minds work. I am blessed to be in a profession where my work involves enabling... Read more »
Seven Years Ago by Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman | April 26, 2022 Time sometimes allows memories to fade. Sometimes, time causes memories to intensify. The latter is the case with me. This past Sunday was the seventh Yahrtzeit of my mother Leah bas Meir and Ita A” H. My mother’s life was one of the wandering Jew. She... Read more »