Running on Full

Running on Full

Leadership and executive coaching clients want to avoid running on empty and instead be running on full. I suspect you do to.

Often something you read in "Running on Full" will assist you in doing that. When I find or write something worthy of a moment of your deeper reflection, I'll pass it along.

Apr 22, 2024

Regain Balance and Productivity in Leadership

I've now added all "52 Solutions for Those Who Need a 25 Hour Day" habits.

If you take ownership of just one habit and make improvements, you will benefit.

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Dec 22, 2023

Avoid Using the Word Should

I've now completed 24 pages, as I continue to put "52 Solutions for Those Who Need a 25 Hour Day" on my website. These are basic productivity skills. Every top leader keeps working on the basics.

Some recent additions:

Reject Busyness as a Bragging Point

Avoid Using the Word Should

Give Yourself Time to Think

Don't Manage Your Image for Others

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Dec 04, 2023

Healthcare Executive Coaching

I've been reflecting this morning on the resilience required, and shown, by my clients in healthcare.

The Covid pandemic was an excruciating time in so many ways. Yet, these men and women led their teams with compassion, candor, and perseverance through it all.

It happened that I had a number of healthcare executives as clients during this time. Their daily stories and the things they were thinking through were often tough and complicated.

As I try to convey on the page I created, I feel so grateful that I could provide support by way of professional coaching for all that they were dealing with.

Many were Christian healthcare executives. We always concluded our time together in brief prayer. It was a time for drawing on divine help and strength. I'm convinced I saw it lived out before me week after week as we coached together.

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Nov 22, 2023

Say "No" a Whole Lot More

One key piece of setting boundaries as a leader is learning how to say no.

You simply can't say yes to every request that is made of you. Requests often come from well meaning team members, staff, friends or others in your community.

You will never have the time to focus on the most important thing, if your attention is always diverted to other things that should not be on your plate.

This probably won't be easy for many of us. We are all about serving. But just because saying "no" won't always be easy doesn't mean we shouldn't be intentional about doing it.

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Nov 18, 2023

Capture Your Thoughts

Did you ever have one of those ideas you couldn't wait to get recorded. Only problem was you didn't have a piece of paper, didn't know how to dictate on your phone, or wasn't anywhere near anything you could use?

You rehearsed it over and over in your head, trying to remember the exact wording. But eventually you were distracted, and once you tried to get the idea back ... it was gone for good.

I reflect on that in "Capture Your Thoughts," the latest practice I've been able to create a page for. I also provide 5 days of self coaching to help you capture your thoughts.

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Nov 07, 2023

Interesting Application of the Pareto Principle

From: "The 80/20 Principle," Richard Koch

On absorbing the essential content of a book ...

"When I was a raw student at Oxford, my tutor told me never to go to lectures. "Books can be read far faster," he explained. "but never read a book from cover to cover, except for pleasure. When you are working, find out what the book is saying much faster than you would by reading it through. Read the conclusion, then the introduction, then the conclusion again, then dip lightly into any interesting bits."

What he really was saying was that 80 percent of the value of a book can be found in 20 percent or fewer of its pages and absorbed in 20 percent of the time most people would take to read it through."


Nov 07, 2023

Use the 80 20 Pareto Principle

One thing in common for those who seem to achieve a lot of important things, is that they work on less to achieve more.

They make use of the 80 20 Rule, also known as the 80/20 Pareto Principle.

Here's the article that outlines the practice. It also contains 5 "days" of coaching to help you begin to apply the Pareto Principle to your own situation.

Here's the link:

More to come ..

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