Archive | Leader’s Productivity

Blogs touching on the leader’s life and leadership productivity, effectiveness and efficiency.


Execution (Getting Things Done)

What is the one strategic project that needs to be done that would bring significant results to your organization?

Getting things done, or execution, is one of the main functions of a leader. Processing the various aspects of execution will ensure that great ideas can actually turn into reality.

On a trip to Cairo Egypt, our team had the opportunity of visiting the pyramids of Giza. I was amazed at … read on

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Success in a New Role

Success in a New Role or Job

When you start a new job or new role, the first 90-100 days are critical for success.

According to the Society for Human Resources, 25% of USA workers are currently in some type of a career transition. 50% of senior level hires from the outside fail within the first 18 months.

When I was hired to an executive level position in a 7000 person organization, I was asked to lead … read on

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Slow down at Christmas (1)

5 Best Year End Practices for Leaders

December provides leaders a great opportunity to end the year well and start a new year with clarity, energy, and focus.

Most leaders are tired by year end and need a break. Slowing down for a short season is helpful before accelerating again in January. For the last 30 years, I have used December to do these practices.

Here are my 5 best year end practices for leaders: Review Thankful read on

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Prioritize Your To Do List

Simple but Powerful Prioritization Tool to Sort Lists Fast

As a leader, there are so many decisions we are called upon to make. It is rare that a decision is plainly clear. All the various factors can be overwhelming and can cause procrastination or inaction.

How many times have you as a leader had a list that you needed prioritized? factors for a decision steps of a project candidates for hiring organizational values purchase orders books to read people… read on

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Decision Making Questions

20 Decision-Making Questions

In the moment of decision, we sometimes lack the perspective we need. When talking to another person about a decision they want to make, it is clear to us what questions we could ask them.

The following questions can be helpful to ask yourself when making quality decisions. These are great for journaling or talking to a friend or coach.

Decision-Making Questions What is the decision? When do I… read on

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Surprising Solution for Burnout: Sabbath

Surprising Solution for Burnout

There is a symphonic voice coming from many seasoned leaders saying, “We are busy, bored, and burned out”. It is like the leader who was so overwhelmed with life, he put suicide on his to-do list but was too busy to do it.

The surprising solution for burnout is easily missed and often overlooked.  If rediscovered, leaders can regain focus, delight, and energy.

A friend recommended this book to me … read on

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Life Planning Retreat | Hooper Coaching

Life Plan Retreat Made Me Fly

Having just completed my life plan retreat makes me feel like I can fly! Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy have written a very helpful book called Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want

Planning is a key task that all leaders must do and some of us really enjoy doing it. The sense of anticipation before it happens and the exhilaration of … read on

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Leaders, You are Not Busy. You are Lazy!

Leader, You Are Not Busy. You Are Lazy!

Have you ever considered that being overwhelmed and busy really means you are lazy?

This question has haunted me many times as a leader. How about you?

After personally talking to leaders in many cities around the world, I have come to the conclusion that all leaders are busy or at least, think we are.

Leaders with ISB Syndrome wear busyness like a badge of honor. We believe it shows … read on

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Leaders Balance Busy Schedule

Take this Quiz to See if You Suffer from “I’m So Busy” (ISB) Syndrome

Do you have ISB Syndrome? There is a growing disease in the world of leaders which has reached epidemic levels. The CDC calls it “ISB” Syndrome or “I’m so busy” Syndrome.

In 2002, I was diagnosed with ISB Syndrome, and it caused devastating results. After treatment, I am glad to report it is in remission now!

There are leaders around the world who have these symptoms. Now I can diagnose … read on

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Effective Goal Setting from the Hear

Effective Goal Setting from the Heart

It is easy to have a love/hate relationship with goal setting. One factor that can make goal setting much more effective is to engage our whole hearts in the way we write them and carry them out.

Below is a simple format to write goals that engage the heart (thoughts, emotions, desires and choices) during the process and progress of achieving that goal.

Effective Goal Setting from the Heart

Goal: read on

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