When the citizens of Richmond,Va., overwhelmingly decided to switch
from a “weak mayor” to a “strong mayor” government and picked former
Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder to run it, he responded by pledging
allegiance to the city and nothing else.
Don’t fall back on excuses— someone hasn’t returned a call or provided some data you need—for not finishing something.
Resist the temptation to keep people who hate each other from working together.
Allow your people to surprise you with their talent and ideas
Reap the best return from available talent by limiting the number of people you assign to project teams.
Add a little extra assurance when assigning an important project
Use e-mail as Bill Gates does: to flatten the hierarchy in your department or organization.
If work overload sometimes makes you feel as if you might have an adult version of attention deficit disorder (ADD) … you might. A psychiatrist studying this phenomenon calls it attention deficit trait (ADT). Some facts:
Many historians now agree that the late Pope John Paul II was a powerful force behind the fall of communism.
In his later years, Winston Churchill napped every afternoon, leaving
these instructions: “Wake me only in the event of a crisis. I define a
crisis to be the armed invasion of the British Isles.” The point: Leaders know the difference between a crisis and a routine setback. Do you?