Leadership Thought #337 – Don’t Spend Time Tossing and Turning in Bed

I’ve always envied people who don’t have any problems sleeping although I believe this number is relatively small especially as you age. My sister used to joke that not sleeping well is the sign of a guilty conscience. I certainly hope not. I think it has alot to do with what’s on your mind, but also a reflection of what you eat and drink, how much exercise you get and whether or not you have conducive sleep habits. Some nights I sleep deeply while other nights I seem to wake up sporadically throughout the night and never quite drift off like I need to. It can all get a bit frustrating if you let it get to you.

Daily Leadership Thought #150 – Manager Your Anger; Count to Ten

When I was a young boy my mother used to say to me when I was angry (which wasn’t very often) to count to ten before saying or doing anything. There mere fact of pausing before you act or say something out of spite is quite a useful tool. Sometimes we just want to respond or act immediately to what’s been said or done to us without thinking first. Our first instinct is to fight back or lash out. Unless you are in physical danger this is often a bad idea.