The shrinking circle of influence

I have many all-time favorite Stephen Covey concepts (that he managed to pack them all in one book is nothing short of wonderful) and the one for the day is the circle of influence. In short, we all have a circle of influence with things we control and a circle of concern with things we don’t control. We get … Continue reading The shrinking circle of influence

Removing stress and worry

The best strategy we have on our hands to remove stress and worry from our lives is to have a near ridiculous obsession with focusing on what we control. While removing worry, stress, helplessness, insecurity, and the like is pretty wonderful, the circle of influence has another incredible feature. It expands proportional to the time … Continue reading Removing stress and worry

Goals vs. systems and its implications on management

In his book – How to Fail at Almost Everything And Still Win Big – Dilbert creator Scott Adams asserts that ‘goals are for losers while systems are for winners.‘ In his words – Losing ten pounds is a goal (that most people can’t maintain), whereas learning to eat right is a system that substitutes knowledge … Continue reading Goals vs. systems and its implications on management

Joanne Wilson, Angel Investor, Real Leader 4

Today’s ‘Real Leader’ interview is a very very special one. Regulars here need no introduction to Joanne Wilson. I’ve mentioned her and her cool blog more times than I can count. I started becoming a regular reader on her blog thanks to an interview she’d done with Mark Suster ages ago. And it’s thanks to her … Continue reading Joanne Wilson, Angel Investor, Real Leader 4