Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Dave Lakhani's Seven Steps To Activating The Power Of An Hour

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Years ago I read Dave Lakhani's great book Power Of An Hour: Business And Life Mastery In One Hour A Week. I just came across my notes of his seven steps to activating the power of an hour and thought I'd share them with you. The book goes into great detail as to how to implement each step but if you, like me, have already read the book and just want a reminder of the seven steps, I hope you find this to be a handy efficiency and effectiveness tool.
  1. Clearly identify what you need to change
  2. Apply critical thinking to identify the structure of the change
  3. Apply creative thinking to identify other solutions
  4. Identify next steps
  5. Schedule your change and take the first action
  6. Evaluate your activity and measure your success
  7. Reward your successful completion
Source: page 3,  Power Of An Hour: Business And Life Mastery In One Hour A Week, by Dave Lakhani

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  1. OK, Power Of An Hour is on my wish list from now on. Those steps look very reasonable. I keep forgetting about 7th.

    1. Thank you Michal!
      The 7th step is a challenge for a lot of us. It's easier to move on to the next thing but worthwhile to take a minute to celebrate or enjoy a reward.