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Manage to Engage

Jun 28, 2018

As children, we are taught that schooling is learning – all memorization and regurgitation. But when we grow up, we find out that there’s a lot more to learn if we want to develop relationships and succeed in business.

 

Today, I want to untangle this confusing mess and separate the process of memorization from...


Jun 25, 2018

If you’ve listened to the past three episodes, one thing should be painfully clear: annual plans don’t work, and we’re wasting our time and energy when we try to make them work. But we have big goals and big things we want to accomplish, so we do need some sort of plan!

 

To conclude this series, let’s take a...


Jun 21, 2018

For part three of this four-part series on why annual plans don’t work, we’re looking at the difference between a goal and a plan (and, really, why successfully executing a plan as it was planned isn’t the most important thing).


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Jun 18, 2018

In the last episode, we discussed why it’s more effective to plan using the “12-week year,” as opposed to the 52-week year. 365 days is just too much time, and your plans will get lost. 12 weeks, however, creates pressure for you to do something.

 

Today, we get into some of the tactics that a good manager can...


Jun 14, 2018

When it comes to the passage of time, the beginnings and endings are all made up. The weekend, the New Year: these things don’t REALLY exist. Human society, however, is hyper annualized. Memberships, resolutions, taxes – almost everything is constructed around a 365-day cycle.

 

But when we try to plan our lives...