Leading the Tim Ferriss way: 3 essential tips

Leading the Tim Ferriss way: 3 essential tips

Tim Ferriss, the ‘Oprah of Audio’ and the author of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek,’ was one of the headline speakers at Amsterdam Business Forum. Ernst-Jan Pfauth interviewed him on IMPACT LEADERSHIP. What can you learn from him? Well, this, for instance.

#1 Develop the skill to make unpopular decisions

Every leader must develop the skill of making unpopular decisions for long-term success. Confidently say no to popular but short-sighted choices when necessary. Over time, you will become more confident in your ability to make these decisions.

Developing this skill will enable you to lead your business or career toward sustainable growth and resilience. You will avoid compromising your long-term goals for short-term popularity or convenience.

#2 Focus on the Why and the What, let others figure out the How

Clearly define the "Why" (the goal) and the "What" (the objective) of a project for your team, and give them room to come up with their own "How” (the execution).

This approach not only empowers your employees to take ownership and unleash their creativity, but it also eases the burden of your leadership. It sparks innovation and boosts team motivation.

#3 Implement batch handling for similar tasks

Streamline your workflow by grouping similar tasks on designated days. For example, do your phone calls and meetings on a specific day each week. This helps you avoid interruptions, improve focus, and give your crucial tasks the attention they deserve.

Before you realize it, you'll be more productive than an expert illusionist who makes tasks vanish with the wave of a hand.

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About Tim Ferriss 

Tim Ferriss has been invited as an esteemed speaker at Google, MIT, Harvard Business School, Nike, Facebook, The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Microsoft,  TED, and SXSW among others.

Tim is author of  'The 4 Hour Workweek ' and his podcast The Tim Ferriss Show.

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