The 10000 hour rule for measuring effort

Outliers For effective self-development, two concepts stand out.  The first is over-preparation as a key to extreme success.  And the second is appropriate quantification for measuring your efforts: since only what can be measured, can be controlled and then improved.  Once you recognize that over-preparation is necessary for self-development, the next step would be to …

8 steps to clinically executing personal development objectives

Achieving self-development objectives Have you ever had problems with executing personal development objectives, only to give it up soon after?  If you answered no, then I’d love to hear your tips in the comments below this post.  If you answered yes, you are not alone. It is said that the month of January is responsible …

Ten ways to make a solid first impression

Distinguish yourself Effective leaders follow a certain template whenever they take on a new assignment or lead a new team.   I have witnessed firsthand some very successful leaders and found a pattern in how they start setting things in motion.  They make a solid first impression. I have found ten behavioral aspects that distinguish effective …

Strategically Improving Performance

Team competition Effective leaders understand competition and the art of using competition in strategically improving performance.  The big difference between the performance and results of government-run companies when compared to their counterparts in the private sector is a direct result of competition.  In any industry, regulators seek to break monopoly and introduce competition.  Competition  helps …