Goal-Free Time Management vs Covey

February 25, 2007

This past Friday I gave a Goal-Free Living speech in Chicago for a group of meeting planners. At one point, someone in the audience asked for my perspective on Covey’s goal-based time management concepts versus the Goal-Free Living compass-driven approach. As I was once an instructor for Covey’s “Principle Centered Leadership,” I felt quite qualified to comment.

To download this 4.5 minute clip from my speech, right click and “save target as”: goalfreelivingcompass.mp3 (4 Meg)

P.S. The woman who asked the question came up to me afterwards and said that my explanation resonated with her and that it explained why she has struggled with Covey’s approach.

P.P.S. The UPS story is only a joke. It was told to me by an employee there over a dozen years ago when they were my client. Although it is a very old joke, it makes a simple yet powerful point.

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Innovation Podcast

November 9, 2006

Although many of you know me as the “goal-free” guy, my main business is innovation and creativity. I am an advisor to large corporations who want to create a culture of innovation. And I help individuals and organizations develop break-through solutions to their most thorny issues. I have been doing this for over two decades, with 15 years at the international consulting firm, Accenture. If you want to learn more about my background, be sure to read my bio.

If you want to learn about my perspectives on innovation, you can visit my other website, 24-7Innovation.com. There you will find articles on a wide variety of innovation topics.

And now, you can hear me speak about innovation in the workplace with Dan Keldsen from Perot Systems’ Delphi Group. Click here to listen to the podcast or read the transcript.

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Podcast with Michael Pollock

October 24, 2006

I was recently interviewed for a podcast (after some opening comments) on Michael Pollock’s website. He specializes in helping small business owners use blogs and other new media tools to grow their business. I got some great tips from his site. Be sure to check out the podcast, and then peruse his blog.

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“Radio” Interview on thesop.org

August 14, 2006

Today I was interviewed on The Student Operated Press, an internet radio station. Click here to listen to this interview. Note that there is a lengthy introduction on the audio promoting their website, so be patient.

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Goal-Free Living Video

July 19, 2006

I recently gave a speech at the Creative Problem Solving Institute, hosted by the Creative Education Foundation. Today’s blog entry is a brief clip from that speech. This is, in my opinion, one of the funniest stories from the book. It is about “Becoming a People Magnet”.

Press the “play” button above. Or, to download the video, right-click here and “Save Target As.” Then play the video from the saved location.

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Daily Buzz Video Clip

May 31, 2006

It has taken a while to get this online, but it is finally here…the video clip of my appearance on The Daily Buzz, a nationally syndicated show that runs on 150 stations around the country. Click here to watch the video.

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Innovise Guys Podcast – Part 2

March 28, 2006

Installment #2 of my podcast with the Innovise Guys is now online. You can find it on their website, or on iTunes.

Here’s what they wrote about this session: “In part two of the interview with Stephen M. Shapiro, author of Goal Free Living, Doug and Gregg riff on Shaprio’s 8 secrets. The energy is high and the content is dense and fascinating. All lightened by humorous Shapiro anecdotes and improvised sidetrips to connect the 8 secrets to creativity and innovation. This might be the funniest — and most relevant –interview the Innovise Guys have done to date.” Now, how can you not want to listen to that?!?

If you missed part 1, you can find it here.

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Podcast on “The Innovise Guys”

March 17, 2006

Earlier this week, while in Chicago, I was interviewed by The Innovise Guys, Gregg Fraley and Doug Stevenson. The first half of the interview is available on their website, or on iTunes. The second half will be posted shortly. Admittedly, the first half was a bit more about entertainment than content. But there are some nuggets. The second podcast is a bit more substantial, although still quite entertaining. This is not your typical interview!

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Video: Shapiro on Sundays With Liz

February 8, 2006

On Sunday February 5th, I was on “Sundays with Liz” (CBS 4 – Boston). The entire show was about “goals.”

To download the video, right-click on the desired file and “Save Target As.” Then play the video from the saved location.

Low resolution (5 Meg)

High resolution (10Meg)

Enjoy!

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Video Clip of Fox TV Interview

January 8, 2006

On Friday December 30th, I was interviewed on Fox25′s Morning News (WFXT Boston).

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Low resolution (4Meg)

Higher resolution (15Meg)

Enjoy!

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