It’s getting near Christmas and I feel like I have to start squeezing in a million things last minute. Yesterday, we finished shooting a video that we are doing for the Christmas Eve pre show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds and I’m wiped. I’m trying hard not to let things pile up too much, I want to maintain a pace that’s comfortable so that when Christmas morning hits, I’m not too exhausted to enjoy the small moments and be in awe of what God has surrounded me with. I want to be able to relax and refresh myself, so how can that get done? I rely on the advice from leaders who are skilled in efficiency, planning and leadership. Basically, I’m working to learn from leaders. Here are four leaders that I learn from and a few articles that are helping me plan better, be more efficient and grow in leadership. Enjoy:
- Maintaining the Piles: Here are two great articles from Michael Hyatt (Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing) on how he maintains his digital and physical inbox. It’s a system, but it’s simple, check them out. EMAIL and INBOX
- Plan For The New Year: Chris Brogan, business consultant and president of Human Business Works writes about planning for the New Year. It’s short but very sweet: Plan for a Better 2011
- Make The Most Of Meeting Up: Planning a retreat or gathering for your workers? Read this post by blogger/author Seth Godin: How to organize a retreat Then when you are done, read the rest of his blog, the man is amazing.
- Reading Power: Do This One Thing and You’ll Rise Above Your Peers is an excellent article by Donald Miller (author). I know reading sounds like something you do in your spare time, but if you want to get ahead you need to know what great minds did before you.