You might have heard of the 80/20 rule – 20% of the people do 80% of the work. But Stephen Graves points out a different 80/20 rule for senior leaders – they spend 80% of their time doing work someone else could and 20% doing work only they could do. He offers 4 tasks for these leaders to help reverse those percentages.
The longer someone is in leadership and the higher they climb the less in touch with those under them they become. This is a problem, says Brian Dodridge, and he shares some simple steps to fight against it.
You are saying too much. Get to the point. No, really. If you want to cut through the noise of hundreds of emails, thousands of tweets, and numerous other communiqués, you have to be brief.
All leadership roles are not equal, and not just on the org chart. There are different seasons of leadership calling for different styles and goals, explains Ron Edmondson. Do you know which of the four seasons you are in?
Leaders read a lot, and most often they turn to business and leadership books from authors like Jim Collins, Patrick Lencioni, or Chip and Dan Heath. But great literature has words of wisdom too. Here are 10 great quotes from Shakespeare for entrepreneurs and leaders.