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100 Ways to Motivate Others by Chandler Steve

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99. Slow Down

Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.

—Thomas J. Watson, Former CEO, IBM

You’ll lead better if you slow down. You’ll get more done, too. It doesn’t seem as though it would be true. It doesn’t seem as though slowing down would get that much more done. But it does. Every day you do it, you will get more done. Every day you experiment with slowing down, you will understand the truth behind the legend of the tortoise and the hare.

The most important element of slowing down is to know that you’re always working on the right thing at any given time. Business consultant Chet Holmes says that he and his clients accomplish this by making sure each day has only six things ...

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