Video:Leadership Focus Inspired by Bees

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently, that which should not be done at all.” ~  Peter Drucker.

I hope that you enjoy this new leadership article in the form of a video! I put this one together while doing some morning journal writing and goal setting.  The lesson is on the power of focus and how to strengthen your focus muscle through goal setting. There are so many ways to waste our time and procrastinate success.  Watch these awesome bees tune out distraction and focus on what needs to be done.


Thanks for watching and please share your comments in the section below.

Sending you all positive leadership energy!


Larysa Slobodian, MA

Principle Consultant & Executive Coach

L4 Leadership LLC


  1. Gordon Guthrie June 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    A great piece of focusing. Centerly not what I gnereally do but now that the days are getting busier, it was good to hear the coaching impoarted on us.

    Much appreciated and a great format with those that video of those hard working flying factory workers :-)


  2. Gordon Guthrie June 6, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    Let’s try that again: Re-focus Gordon :-(

    Larysa, that was a great piece on focusing. I certainly not do this enough, but now my that days are getting busier, it was good to hear your professional focusing advice.

    Much appreciated and by the way, that was a great format: watching those hard working flying factory workers :-)

  3. Larysa Slobodian June 6, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    What a gift to hear from my ol pal Gordon. Thanks for watching and commenting. I really appreciate it and what a bonus that my first comment on this article is from you. Hope you’re doing great Gordon. I know that you are doing great things!

    Larysa Slobodian
  4. Steve June 7, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    I like this video and appreciate the 5 simple steps. That helps make it easy to follow. No excuses. Thanks for posting.

  5. Lisa June 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    I have already done several things today – quite efficiently – that never needed to be done (and perhaps should not have been done)! Thank you for the reminder to focus and set goals. I am too often setting the same goals on consecutive days, because I never got around to them. Also, the “hardest” goal sees a lot of time on the list. I really do need to hit the hardest (or least appetizing) goal first, or I will never pollinate and make honey.

  6. Larysa Slobodian June 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    Wow! Thanks for sharing Lisa. Great comment. I especially appreciate you sharing that some of your hardest goals keep appearing on the list. When I notice that happening with me, it’s a sign to do that one goal right away or I will keep making excuses as to why it can wait. Thanks for your comment!

    Larysa Slobodian
  7. Sabina June 8, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Great idea and pointers Larysa. So many times I find people confusing activity with impact. This is a great reminder to set that straight.

  8. Larysa Slobodian June 10, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Thank you Sabina. Yes, it’s all about impact. Back in my sales days, we used to refer to activity folks as “professional visitors”. The activity has to lead to a desired result, (for both parties) or it’s simply activity. Thanks for watching and for the comment.

    Larysa Slobodian
  9. Jim June 26, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Love the ideas around focus. I particularly appreciate the point that a list of goals is different from a to do list. That motivated me to think about my goals for today and tomorrow. I also appreciate your inspiration of the bees. so great to see wisdom in the everyday world around us. thank you.

  10. Larysa Slobodian June 26, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    Thanks for your comment and for taking the time to watch the video. I really appreciate it Jim. I keep a running to do list but it’s not necessarily the big thing or the thing that I am working on and will make my day worthwhile. I can also rest easily at night if I don’t get to everything on my to do list. If there was something tremendously important to do, then it would have made my goal list.

    Thanks again!

    Larysa Slobodian

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