This week, Bonni and I went a different direction with our monthly episode together. Instead of responding to questions (we’ll be back in August with those) we discussed how to find joy through intentional choices.
For both of us, a big part of joy is identifying what to set aside. We shared where we say “no” so we can have more joy saying “yes.”
Here are the most useful links from this episode:
- Full audio and show notes
- Essentialism* by Greg McKeown
- The Checklist Manifesto* by Atul Gawande
- Getting Things Done* by David Allen
If this episode helped, these will be useful too:
- How Storytelling Helps You Lead, with Sandie Morgan (episode 51)
- Getting Things Done, with David Allen (episode 184)
- How to Reduce Drama With Kids, with Tina Payne Bryson (episode 310)
- How to Be a Happier Person, with Neil Pasricha (episode 334)
Wait, Where Did Our New Hire Go?: A trend that every leader should be aware of.
The Little Things That Affect Our Work Relationships: I appreciate the invitation here to move beyond assuming our relationships are fixed.
Advice That’s Been Key for Citi’s CFO: Careers are made in times of crisis.
How to Avoid Burnout When You Have Little Ones: Letting go of the “perfect parent” ideal is a useful starting point.
Dealstorming*: Are your sales folks acting too much like lone wolves? This book from past guest Tim Sanders is a great starting point for creating an organization where everyone contributes to the sales process.
The Transformative Power of Classical Music: I was reminded recently of this beautiful talk by Benjamin Zander. Best line: “The conductor of an orchestra doesn't make a sound.”
Be a Little Bit Weird: If you’re playing the long-game, being a little weird today may open a door tomorrow.