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You have to convey your priorities clearly, and repeatedly. That is what separates great managers from the rest. If leaders don’t articulate their priorities clearly, then people around them don’t know what their priorities should be.

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You need to reflect on your legacy. Who do you want to be remembered as? What is a defining feature of your identity?

There will be instances when you will be hoping that something will work, without being able to convincingly explain to yourself how it will work. That is when a little bell...

  1. Success is also dependent on luck.
  2. Don’t let your ego get in the way of making the best possible decision.
  3. Anything that reminds you that you’re not the center of the universe is a good thing.
  4. Hold onto your awareness of yourself, even if the world tells you how impor...

If you want innovation, you need to give permission to fail.

  1. Excellence and fairness don’t have to be mutually exclusive. 
  2. A little respect goes a long way. The absence of it is very costly. 
  3. Connect and exchange words with everyone at the table. It is a small gesture, but it is important to make people feel seen.

Good leadership isn’t about being indispensable. It’s about helping others be prepared to possibly step into your shoes, giving them access to your own decision making, identifying the skills they need to develop and helping them improve, and being honest with them about why they’re not ready for...

  1. If the big picture is a mess, the small details don’t matter anyway, and you shouldn’t spend time focusing on them. You need to have a clear understanding of the big picture.
  2. Do the job you have well. Be patient. Look for opportunities to pitch in and expand and grow. Make yourself o...

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Treat Others With Respect

George Washington was a man of exceptional integrity who carried himself with dignity and self-confidence and was excessively loved among the masses.

Whoever you’re talking to, treat them equally with respect and warmth. Little gestures like these go a long way in defining your chara...

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What is essentialism?

Essentialism is a disciplined, systematic approach for determining where our highest point of contribution lies, then making execution of those things almost effortless.

It is about giving ourselves few important choices and deliberately pursuing them in disciplined manner

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Feeling Great by David D. Burns

The Book in Five Big Ideas

  1. Your negative emotions result from your thoughts and not from the circumstances of your life.
  2. The negative thoughts that upset you are nearly always distorted and twisted.
  3. When you can chan...

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