Connective Tissue #949 

by Sue Hawkes

At a tour of the Dallas Star, the Cowboys headquarters and practice facility, I was struck by a simple statue which embodied the message they share on the tour. It says:  “It is a privilege, not a right to play, coach and work for the DALLAS COWBOYS.”  It prompted me to think about the state of our work cultures right…

Sue HawkesConnective Tissue #949

Maintaining Your 2% Mindset #948 

by Sue Hawkes

This graphic blew my mind. I don’t know if it’s factual or not, yet I know none of us live in either mindset permanently. The game is to develop strategies to manage to YOUR 2% mindset. Mine is below.  If 98% of the population:  Wants to be like everyone else  Plays it safe  Is insecure   Has regrets  Is surviving  Has…

Sue HawkesMaintaining Your 2% Mindset #948

Delivered to My Front Door #947 

by Sue Hawkes

Take the chance.  In a world where talent is hard to find, it’s worthwhile to pay attention.   I ordered from the grocery delivery service today and the person who took my order and brought it to my home was fast, efficient and didn’t ask questions. From the time I ordered to groceries delivered to my door, it was under an…

Sue HawkesDelivered to My Front Door #947

Myopic Thinking #946 

by Sue Hawkes

I consider myself a pretty efficient person, yet when I read this Charles Richards quote, I realized how much time I waste on a regular basis.   He said, “Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One person gets only a week’s value out of a year while…

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Productivity Increased #945 

by Sue Hawkes

Have you ever hustled to get everything done the day before you leave for vacation?  You know, the days approaching time off are often overfull in an attempt to leave everything “in order” with as many Is dotted and Ts crossed as possible.  It’s often a less than ideal experience leading up to what’s intended to be your blissful, fun…

Sue HawkesProductivity Increased #945 

Delegating and Elevate 2-Minute TidBit

by Sue Hawkes

Delegate Tasks to Others How are you handling the increased pace of the fall season? If it feels like there are more meetings, deadlines, and to-dos to make happen, we’re right there with you! Here’s the hard truth. You can’t do it all. In order to truly succeed as a leader, you must delegate tasks to others so you can…

Sue HawkesDelegating and Elevate 2-Minute TidBit

Work Life Balance is Bullshit!

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I’ve asked quite a number of leaders whether there is such a thing as work life balance. Almost everyone says no without hesitation. They agree there are times we’re present, we’re grounded, we’re in sync with what matters, and we’re in the zone—feeling all the joyous personal and professional satisfaction we’re looking for. Yet, it’s as though the second we…

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Embracing Friction #944 

by Sue Hawkes

I was at Strategic Coach today with Dan Sullivan. It was energizing and predictably impactful as usual.  We worked on removing friction while thinking about our thinking.  Early in the day, Dan shared that friction is different than an obstacle. Friction is emotional and internal. Obstacles are outside of you. What a powerful distinction.  As I pondered this, it became…

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Increasing Energy #943 

by Sue Hawkes

Who gives you energy?   What activities give you energy?  Here’s a simple exercise to try: Write a list and don’t answer with the “right” answers. Tell the truth. Who and what fill you up?  When you stop to think, is your list long? Does it flow easily and is it hard to limit all the names and activities? If so,…

Sue HawkesIncreasing Energy #943

Toss It #942 

by Sue Hawkes

“If you’re going to worry, don’t pray. If you’re going to pray, don’t worry.”  I was fortunate enough to be at a gathering with the Women Presidents Organization in Minnesota enjoying the incredible musical journey Jevetta Steele took us on recently.  When someone sings in a way that touches your insides, moves you and offers wisdom your spirit is aching…

Sue HawkesToss It #942