Delegation: The Key to Self-Management

Delegation: The Key to Self-Management

Who manages you? You may have a boss, who manages some percentage of your tasks at work. But who manages the entirety of your life? No one, if you don’t. Are you willing to supervise yourself, to manage yourself? Are you willing to allow yourself to be so managed?

Your life can be considered one never-completed to-do list, such that tasks are added as fast as they are completed. Did you shop for groceries yesterday? Great. But you’ll need to shop for groceries again! Did you prepare dinner and/or clean up afterwards? You certainly can expect that task to come around again soon. It can be very burdensome to have a never-ending to-do list. In the face of overwhelming lists of tasks we can experience stress and even depression.


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Elmer Thomas blogs primarily at Thinking Serious which focuses on programming, design, business and productivity content for tech entrepreneurs living in a 2.0 world. That is, when he is not tickling his entrepreneur itch or consulting. To read Elmer’s complete biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 27 – An Interview with Chris Edgar, author of Inner Productivity

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Special Edition 27 – An Interview with Chris Edgar, author of Inner Productivity explores how to eliminate the mind’s distractions that diminish work productivity, heighten stress, and limit personal happiness. During our discussion, Chris Edgar, author of Inner Productivity: A Mindful Path to Efficiency and Enjoyment in Your Work, shares with us his insights and illustrative examples regarding:

  • the principle of mindful efficiency
  • how mental distractions cause individuals to unknowingly multitask; reducing their work productivity
  • practical activities to eliminate one’s internal distractions thereby increasing focus on the task at hand
  • steps an individual can take to overcome a creative blankness such as writer’s block

Additional Information

In addition to the outstanding insights Chris shares in Inner Productivity and this special edition podcast are the additional resources accessible from his website at www.InnerProductivity.com. Chris’s book, Inner Productivity, can be purchased by clicking here.

Chris also offers an insightful six part video series on eliminating the inner distractions that limit personal productivity. These include:

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About the Author

Chris Edgar, author of Inner Productivity, is a renowned author, speaker, and personal coach who focuses on helping people follow their true career callings and find more enjoyment and efficiency in what they do. His articles have been published in Balance, Balanced Living, EdgeLife, Mystic Pop, New Age Journal, New Renaissance, Self-Improvement, WellBeing, and Wisdom. To read Chris’s full biography, click here.

Putting “You” in the Denominator: The Renaissance of Self

The Oracle of Delphi told Socrates that he was the wisest man in all of Athens. After many years of reflection, Socrates had the answer. He was the wisest, because he knew he wasn’t the wisest. Pretty cool, huh? Leaders know the road of self-knowledge and self-discovery are never ending. This yellow brick road leads to many rewards, but not pot of gold. The rewards found here are contained within the journey, not the destination. You see, there is no destination for leaders. Knowing yourself means separating who you are and who you want to be from what the world thinks you are and wants you to be. Most of us, including myself, lived up to other people’s expectations for years before discovering the power of the space between stimulus and response, and the freedom and responsibility of choice.

There are four lessons of personal renaissance:


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About the Author

Dr. Greg Gillum is the Chief Learning Officer of WealthBridge Connect (www.WealthBridgeConnect.com). As CLO, his primary role is writing leadership and management curriculum for the international faculty of WealthBridge Connect that helps members drive their business to new heights. In addition, his role at WealthBridge Connect includes lead executive coach and trainer, specializing in leadership development applications, business performance coaching, emotional intelligence, and guiding transformational change in individuals and organizations. Dr. Gillum has also served as the CEO of the humanfusion group of companies (www.humanfusion.com) since 2004. He is a frequent keynote speaker in the areas of human performance and potential. Dr. Gillum spent six years on the faculty of the Medical College of Virginia, and eight years in marketing and senior management with GlaxoSmithKline. To read Dr. Gillum’s complete biography, click here.

B-R-E-A-T-H-E™ In The Workplace Saves Dollars And Lives

In our current economic crisis, workplace wellness programs have become essential to maintain the health of both the employer and the employee. Stress in the workplace has been shown to increase absenteeism, hostility, mistrust, and attrition rates, and decrease company morale and productivity. In addition, workplace stress increases rates of anxiety, depression, and cardiovascular mortality. Recent studies have shown how workplace wellness programs focused on diet, exercise, and stress reduction lead to decreased absenteeism, improved productivity, and substantial cost savings.

In a recent issue of BusinessWeek, the CEO of Johnson and Johnson discussed how investing in their large scale health promotion and disease prevention programs served to reduce benefit costs and improve worker productivity. Data from a study of their program also showed how improvements happened quickly and were sustained over time.


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About the Author

John M. Kennedy, M.D., is the medical director of preventative cardiology and wellness at Marina del Rey Hospital, and author of the new book, The 15 Minute Heart Cure: The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Just Minutes a Day. He has also incorporated the BREATHE™ technique into a company wellness program, BREATHE™ For Company Wellness, which will enable companies to provide a healthy and safe alternative for employee stress release; the program features a private social media component. Dr. Kennedy may be reached at [email protected]. For more information, please visit www.johnmkennedymd.com.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 25 – An Interview with John Kennedy, author of The 15 Minute Heart Cure

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Special Edition 25 – An Interview with John Kennedy, author of The 15 Minute Heart Cure examines the BREATHE™ method for releaving personal workplace stress, thereby promoting improved heart health and overall wellness. During our discussion, Dr. John Kennedy, author of The 15 Minute Heart Cure: The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Just Minutes a Day and Director of Preventive Cardiology and Wellness at Marina Del Rey Hospital in California, shares with us his insights and illustrative examples regarding:

  • health care cost savings realized by those practicing stress management versus those practicing just exerercise or those receiving only standard medical care
  • why companies don’t focus more on stress management given its financial benefits
  • common symptoms and signs of heart problems
  • the BREATHE™ method of stress reduction and why it is so effective
  • how organization leaders can promote workplace stress reduction using the BREATHE™ technique

Additional Information

In addition to the outstanding insights John shares in The 15 Minute Heart Cure and this special edition podcast are the additional resources accessible from his website at www.The15MinuteHeartCure.com. John’s book, The 15 Minute Heart Cure, can be purchased by clicking here.

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The strength of our community grows with the additional insights brought by our expanding member base. Please consider rating us on iTunes by clicking here. Rating the StrategyDriven Podcast and providing your comments online improves our ranking and helps us attract new listeners which, in turn, helps us grow our community.

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About the Author

John M. Kennedy, M.D., author of The 15 Minute Heart Cure: The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Just Minutes a Day, is the Director of Preventive Cardiology and Wellness at Marina Del Rey Hospital in California. He is a member of the American Heart Association’s Board of Directors and has appeared on the Discovery Channel, KNBC, and other national television and radio programs to promote heart health. To read John’s full biography, click here.