The Indescribable Impact Of The Index Card

I’m in the process of writing a book on developing student leaders. While that really sounds cool and admirable – I quickly realized that one doesn’t just sit down and write a book (at least this someone – me! – doesn’t do it that way). I have a wide range of thoughts, quotes, and ideas that I need to organize. …

Meeting Planner/Organizer Worksheet – Version 2.0!

Every once in awhile I go back through some of the resources I’ve created and give them a fresh look. I just updated what has been my most popular resource ever – The Meeting Planner/Organizer Worksheet (MPOW). Version 2.0 includes: A cleaner layout COLOR! Better use of symbols COLOR! The MPOW has been a wonderful tool for people who lead …

Different Strategies

One person decides on a certain outcome that’s needed. Plans and strategies are put into place that guide the person toward and to the desired result. Another person decides what the right thing to do is and does it everyday. There isn’t a set point of arrival or completion. Only a steady effort and discipline to work at daily priorities. …

My Top 3 Excuses

All this talk about productivity, calendaring, discipline, and consistency on a daily basis. You people reading this blog might start to get the wrong idea. I’m not as good as the posts I’ve been writing this week. While I will admit that I am pretty proud of the fact that I stuck with, worked hard, and completed P90X…I had my …

One Calendar To Rule Them All

Continuing with the theme of planning from yesterday’s post (read it here), I want to share some observations about my calendar. 1. I have one calendar. You might walk into my office and see a calendar hanging on the wall, but that’s not my calendar. The calendar that shows me the date on my desktop isn’t my calendar either. I …

Love It When A Plan Comes Together

The title of this post is one of the classic lines from the 80’s TV show, The A Team. Colonel Hannibal Smith usually cites it toward the end of the show (while lighting his victory cigar). It’s the plan that helps them save the day. It’s the plan that helps the good guys beat the bad guys. It’s the plan …