Friday, April 29, 2011

"Stay within your sphere of influence."

A wise CEO that I've worked with told me one of the best pieces of advice he had ever received from his mentor was "Stay within your sphere of influence."

As CEO, he had few external checks on where to spend his time, and his passion to improve the organization was broad.  But he was more effective since he focused on areas where he could make a significant impact.

And that led to his sphere of influence increasing over time.

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