How Backsliding Might Actually Help You Keep Habit Changes

A funny thing happens every year around this time. People who made New Year’s resolutions to exercise—and who did so diligently for a couple of months—encounter some hiccup in the routine. They get injured. They get the flu. Work goes into a crunch time. These are all reasonable excuses, but when the storm passes, the habit is gone.

So, given that some breaks in routine are inevitable, what can be done?

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When your new habit falls by the wayside, you can use that pause to reassess what you really want.

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12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate

By and large, tolerance is a good trait. The differences we encounter enrich our lives and organizations. But to attain a successful life and meaningful leadership, we must refuse to tolerate the things that deplete, and ultimately destroy, us.

Start by declaring these things intolerable in yourself and those around you – and see what changes as a result.

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Tolerance is a virtue–most of the time. But some things should never be tolerated. To build a successful career and life as a leader, make sure these are never on your list

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5 Tips to Be a More Impressive Speaker

If you’re a shaky public speaker, your next big presentation offers so many things to be worried about. There’s conceiving of and planning your speech, practicing it, keeping your nerves in check, actually presenting it, and dealing with audience questions, as well as any memory lapses that might trip you up.

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A Stanford Business School professor offers a treasure trove of tips on how to be a better public speaker.

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7 Habits of Remarkably Successful Startup Entrepreneurs

But look closely and you’ll see that in a few ways they are very, very different–and so is how they start and run their businesses.

1. They always prefer action to thinking.

A detailed plan is great, but stuff happens, and most entrepreneurs don’t make it past the first three action items before adapting to reality. (I started a company assuming I’d provide book-design services to publishers; I ended up ghostwriting those books instead.)

Spend some time planning and a lot more time doing. If you’re unsure, do something, and then react appropriately. It’s easy to ponder and evaluate and analyze yourself out of business.

 

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All successful entrepreneurs may be different from one another–but not in certain key ways.

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10 Principles of Organisation Design

A global electronics manufacturer seemed to live in a perpetual state of reorganization. A new line of communication devices for the Asian market required reorienting its sales, marketing, and support functions. Migration to cloud-based business applications called for changes to the IT organization. Altogether, it had reorganized six times in 10 years.

Suddenly, however, the company found itself facing a different challenge. Given the new technologies that had entered its category, and a sea change in customer expectations, it needed a new strategy. The CEO decided to shift from a product-based business model to a customer-centric one. That meant yet another reorganization, but this one would be different. It had to go beyond shifting the lines and boxes in an org chart.

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These fundamental guidelines, drawn from experience, can help you reshape your organisation to fit your business strategy

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