How To Better Manage Your Time As A Leader

I remember being amazed at plate spinners growing up. These men and women would keep plates spinning on poles for an extended amount of time. They wouldn’t fall off but be kept going by the constant movement of the performer. 

Their act looked fun. I wanted to attempt it, but any time I tried to spin something on a pole or my finger, I couldn’t keep it up.

Many leaders feel that way these days. They have so many plates spinning that there’s no time to relax. It’s constant go, go, go.

Busy street scape. Cars are moving and their movement is blurred. Lots of colors. People are standing around the edges.

Photo by Dan Freeman on Unsplash

What if there was a better way? What if you could better manage your time so that you had more time to do things only you can do?

Sounds like a dream, right? It’s not. It’s possible if you apply the time management tips I share in this post.

5 Ways To Set And Achieve Goals

Goals are a desired outcome in the future one might want. This could be getting married, a desired salary, or leading the company to the Fortune 100.

We make things happen when we have goals. They communicate to us where were want to go. The goals we have shouldn’t be vague. Goals need to be concrete (though changeable) and specific.

You don’t want to set a goal of “lose weight.” You can’t track it and you don’t know when you reach the desired outcome. 

In this article, we will look at 5 ways to set and achieve goals. These suggestions will help you actually achieve what you desire.

5 Ways To Set And Achieve Goals

Setting and achieving goals doesn’t have to be complicated. You only have to be intentional when setting them. But how do you set goals?

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

A Reel Leadership Article

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.

The 2019 movie Knives Out was a smashing success for Rian Johnson. Johnson returns to write and direct another mystery, Glass Onion. He also produces the movie alongside Ram Bergman.

Glass Onion landed in limited theaters before its release on Netflix on December 23rd. If you enjoyed Knives Out, you will love Glass Onion.

Glass Onion is a continuation of the world’s greatest detective (no, not Batman), Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig). He is invited to a murder mystery dinner of an eccentric billionaire, Miles Bron (Edward Norton), founder of a company similar to Facebook and his friends. His friends include Birdie Jay (Kate Hudson), Duke Cody (Dave Bautista), Claire Debella (Kathryn Hahn), Lionel Toussaint (Leslie Odom Jr.), and estranged friend Andi Brand (Janelle Monae). They’re also joined by friends of friends, Peg (Jessica Henwick) and Whiskey (Madelyn Cline).

Get More Done By Doing Less

I don’t have enough time in the day to get everything I need to done. That’s the cry of so many leaders out there.

You’ve probably uttered those words as well. You feel overwhelmed by all the responsibilities of your leadership role.

I’ve got a little something for you today. You can get more done by doing less.

Do less, get more done

Image by Evan Rummel

Today’s post is going to seem counter-intuitive until you digest what I say. Yet I truly believe we can get more done by doing less.

The Myth Of Do More

We’ve been led to believe we need to pack our days full of activity. If there’s an empty spot in your day, you have to fill it.

But that’s hogwash. You know it. I know it. The world knows it.

Yet we still strive to fill our days with task upon task. This is the myth of Do More.

Why You Need To Say No

As an ESFP-A on the Myers-Briggs personality test, I struggle with pleasing people.

I want to make people happy. I want to make sure everyone is having a good time.

In doing so, I have a hard time telling others no.

How to say no

Having this personality type doesn’t mean I can’t learn how to say no. I can and I’ve been working on saying no.

If you’re like me, let’s look at the reasons we need to say no.

Why You Need To Say No

I’m a free spirit. I’ll go where the wind pushes me.

That also means I’ll often go where others want me to and not where I want to. This can get you, and me, into trouble.

That’s why we need to learn to say no. But how do we say no?

We realize what saying Yes is really doing.