How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World

Do you ever look at your calendar and find yourself trying to fit the important things – let alone trips to the restroom – between meeting after meeting?

Everyone feels like they have too much on their plate and not enough time. That’s a problem because it leads to us spending our time instead of investing it. When that happens, you may find yourself looking up at the end of the day and questioning what you really got done.

The ONE Thing is about the surprisingly simple system that allows you to go from being busy to being productive. Dorie Clark, bestselling author, has just published a new book called The Long Game, and it is completely aligned with The ONE Thing. We’re going to walk you through what it means to play the long game, how you start creating more white space in your life, and the tools to help you start saying “no” to the things that don’t matter.

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Do you understand the history of time? Why do we view time the way we do?

We have a problem with time: the majority of people spend it rather than investing it. They don’t view it as their most valuable resource, and they don’t hold it accountable to delivering a return – personally or professionally.

Joe Sanok is going to help us understand why we view time the way that we do. Early in his career he began asking questions: Why work five days a week? Why not four? What would have to happen to make that possible? What could some of the hidden benefits be? Whether you choose to change the number of days you work is not the point of this conversation, but, rather, the point is to get you to challenge the way you currently view your time, how you spend it, and how you invest it.

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Many of us grew up hearing the old adage: if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. But as you get into the workforce – especially as a leader of people – part of your job is taking a stand for their greatness when they may be fighting for their limitations.

Think about a time when you received some harsh feedback that you ended up being really grateful for. It probably helped you grow as a person. What did they do that made it successful for you? And what would have happened if you had not received that feedback?

At the heart of a successful conversation is what Kim Scott calls “radical candor.” It’s about being candid with people and saying what needs to be said for their benefit. And it’s called “radical” because of how rare it actually is.

Examples of How The ONE Thing Helps Teams Like Yours

Every single one of us knows what it feels like to have too much to do – and not enough time to get it done. Because, so often, we are spending time instead of investing it, there’s an incredible amount of waste.

But there’s a different approach. There’s a way to see time as the valuable resource it is, invest it into the things that matter most, actually see a return on that investment, and, as a result, get more done in fewer hours with less stress.

Geoff explains this very thing on Phillip Stutts’ The Undefeated Marketing Podcast. He gives examples of how organizations and teams just like yours have used the principles and models of The ONE Thing to shift from being busy to being productive.

How to Harness the Power of People for a Better Workplace and a Better World

The world of work as we know it has been turned upside down. The rules have changed in everything, from the day to day operations of leading virtual teams, to building a culture that attracts and keeps amazing talent.

As leaders, you must face the hard truth that your biggest challenge isn’t technology, it isn’t innovation, and it isn’t even leading. It’s finding, engaging, and developing the right talent to thrive right now and in the future.

Johnny C. Taylor has a challenge for you. He’s the author of Reset: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval. If you’re an individual contributor, this challenge will give you hope for a better workplace and a better world. If you’re a leader in an organization, this challenge is even more critical. Right now is the moment to prioritize company culture and getting it right–because if you don’t, you will lose the war on talent.

How to Thrive in a Virtual Workplace

During the pandemic, we’ve all had to learn to normalize working remotely. Now that things are starting to settle, companies are forced to ask themselves what the future of work looks like. The time to make the decision is now.

Are we going to go back to the office full time? Are we going to take a hybrid approach? Or are we going fully virtual? We need to be clear about that strategy going forward – or risk losing the trust of our teams.

Robert Glazer literally wrote the book on How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace. He’s going to walk you through what the future looks like, what you should consider as a leader, and how individuals and organizations can thrive virtually.