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Leadership Lessons From Winston Churchill—The Roaring Lion

Leadership Lessons From Winston Churchill—The Roaring Lion

It’s hard to imagine a more difficult leadership assignment in the history of the world than what Winston Churchill faced. There is a reason his most iconic portrait by Yousef Karsh was dubbed—The Roaring Lion—due to his penetrating scowl and fierce resolve. During...

At what point is working more hours counterproductive?

At what point is working more hours counterproductive?

“If you don’t have time, you don’t have priorities.” –Tim Ferriss Many high achievers put in well over 40 hours per week in an effort to get more results. But performance psychologists and their studies show that this approach is often counterproductive. The Big...

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Vacations are not enough, daily and weekly recovery is essential

Vacations are not enough, daily and weekly recovery is essential

“A field that has rested produces a bountiful crop.” –Ovid Last week we reviewed the data that showed how regular vacations are essential to keep you functioning optimally at work and home. But even when busy leaders take enough vacation, they often cram way too many...

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Could Taking More Vacation Days Help You Get a Raise?

Could Taking More Vacation Days Help You Get a Raise?

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it…including you.” –Anne Lamott According to Greg Mckeown, bestselling author and winner of the Young Global Leader Award 2012, many driven leaders fall into a predictable pattern of workplace success: Work hard Get...

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