Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.

Orrin Woodward

Stop Rescheduling Your Commitments

Rescheduling Commitments


Do you get in the habit of constantly rescheduling meetings? What about making promises to deadlines that you don’t end up keeping?

This doesn’t make you a bad person, but it can cause problems when building trust with the people you work with. When we set a deadline or tell someone we’ll get back to them “by Friday” and then don’t, it’s not necessarily because we didn’t have good intentions in meeting our commitments. We want to please people — and sometimes we overpromise and underdeliver because of it. (more…)