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A Daily Scan Habit for More Effective Leadership

I have a program on my computer which, each day, scans the system. It lets me know by way of a smiley or frowning face icon whether my PC is working well.  Because it is automated to scan every day, my computer is usually in good shape.

Leaders who wish to be effective and stay healthy and happy should use the discipline of a daily scan habit. This is not something that can run automatically – you have to be part of the practice.

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Professionally Dealing with Life’s Distractions

Let’s face it – sometimes work gets in the way of life.  Or vice versa, depending on how you look at it.  Even the most organized and well-balanced people will face unexpected and unwelcome distractions from work. Whether it’s a crisis like an injured loved-one, a child’s struggle with schoolwork or a flooded basement – or a more positive distraction like getting married or falling in love – eventually life is going to interrupt your concentration.  What works for one, won’t work for all – but here are a dozen suggestions for you (or for you as the leader of a distracted employee) that you can use to help keep things on-track:

  1. Don’t deny you are distracted. 

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