Assumptions. Most decisions are based on assumptions like: I assume you are interested. I assume you are available. I assume you will pay your bill. But what happens to our effectiveness when we have flawed assumptions?
While observing good leaders grow through the years I've noticed one thing that separates the best from the rest: Good leaders understand their "job" is more than just a job. It is a full mind-body-soul commitment to building something special. To maintain that level of commitment, the best leaders know how to get away to relax, refresh, and recharge the batteries.
I don't know if this wives tale is true or not: Did you know the average American gains one pound per year for the rest of their lives after the age of 40? That's crazy! But now that I think of it...I'm 53 years old, and I weigh 17 pounds more than I did when I was 40. That sucks. What will I look like 20 years from now?