Mastery
October 1, 2015

To get the most out of your day, manage your attention not your time

…in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it…
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Mastery
September 4, 2015

Time management is only making our busy lives worse

  “Tess…started her way up the dark and crooked lane not made for hasty progress; a street laid out before inches of land had value, and when one-handed clocks sufficiently…
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Mastery
December 16, 2014

Sloppiness is a gender issue

I work with a leader who is sloppy: a bit disorganized, he forgets things and at times drops the ball. He is also extremely successful and admired. The thing is,…
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Mastery
September 29, 2014

Embarrassed about being busy

‘How are you?’ The chances are high that your response would be ‘busy’. Most of us today lead hectic lives, crunching through emails, racing between meetings and juggling competing demands.…
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Mastery
May 19, 2014

The Busyness Law

If you saw a man collapse in front of you, in a clearly distressed state and needing help, would you stop and help? The answer is that it depends. In…
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Mastery
March 24, 2014

Hot emails and emotional control

Abraham Lincoln got mad at times.  When he did, he had an interesting technique to deal with it.  He’d write what he called a ‘hot letter’.  In an article published…
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