In the 7 Habits book we find our best selves, no matter who we are or where we come from. And we find out how to put in action in our own lives, the timeless truths that are inescapably the source of all human happiness and effectiveness.
In 2013, we continued to push the boundaries of what we know about ourselves; going boldly into questions no researcher has gone before. Like, what should we do when we need a little lift -- take a run, have a coffee, or grab a beer?
As smartphone technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, we can't fool ourselves into thinking that our lives will automatically benefit. Instead of passively falling into costly behavioral traps, actively manage your mobile matters.
What determines how much I have to do? Peter Drucker, one of the finest business thinkers of the last century, said that as knowledge workers we define both our work and its results. This would imply that we somehow have control of what's to be done.
For the modern professional, multitasking is an immutable part of daily life. Yet 97% of us are hopeless at it. It's a well-cited observation that juggling two or more things at once depletes our health and harms our productivity.
Instead of forging the impression of experience, I'd rather we turn the tables and use our inexperience as an advantage in the organizations we work for and the companies we start. In other words, we need to start playing to our strengths.
There is a critical relationship between management, marketing and training, which is key to creating cohesion across the front end of a business, and which then in turn determines the strength of the force behind sales.
I have a confession to make: I'm not very good at taking vacations. That doesn't mean that I don't take them at all, just that it's a bit of a struggle. Unfortunately I'm not alone, particularly among Americans.