We don’t always control our days. Rather our days tend to control us.
This book by Horsager, a business strategist and speaker, is meant to give us back the reins. Horsager agrees with Albert Einstein: “Make everything as simple as possible but no simpler.”
“The Daily Edge” comprises 35 very simple, very clear ways to manage the day-to-day small stuff that needs management. That leaves you more time to focus on the big things that need significant time and attention, particularly building trusting relationships.
For example, Horsager advises that each day you write down the top five things you need to do to accomplish your goal. (He calls these “difference-making actions.”) To keep you focused over the longer-term Horsager offers a “90-Day Quick Plan” that could apply to launching a project, closing a deal, or even losing weight.
(Ninety days is a “sweet spot,” he says: “a short enough time frame to stay absolutely focused” yet “long enough to get done more than most people get done in a whole year.”)
The Daily Edge is aimed at executives, but practices such as the “power hour”–a distraction-free period when you just do stuff that really needs doing–can be adopted by the whole company.
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