In this episode, I had a fantastic conversation with Richard Medcalf, the author of the book “Making Time for Strategy“. He’s a unique blend of a McKinsey consultant, an unorthodox pastor, and an entrepreneur, and he’s the founder of X Quadrant. Richard is also a trusted advisor to exceptional CEOs and entrepreneurs, and their leadership teams.
During our chat, we talked about his book, where we covered a lot of interesting topics. We started by exploring the idea of firefighting, and how it can prevent us from making time for strategy. We also delved into the phrasing we use when trying to free ourselves from obligations and the difference between obligations and commitments. It’s a paradoxical situation that many of us can find ourselves in, and we had an enlightening discussion on how to navigate it.
Richard’s book is packed with essential insights and strategies that can help you make time for what’s truly important in your life, whether that’s personal or professional. We only scratched the surface during our conversation, but I encourage you to read the book for more in-depth advice.
Overall, it was a great conversation, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I could have talked to Richard for hours, but we distilled the essential elements from the book for our listeners. However, don’t just take my word for it; listen to the episode!
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Links Worth Exploring
- Connect with Richard: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn
- Buy Richard’s book Making Time for Strategy
- Visit XQuadrant.com for more resources
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- Related Blog Post: Yes Before No
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