I’m not a fan of the word “HOPE.” It’s a 4 letter word for me because in the absence of a plan or strategy, the only thing you have is a hope that everything will go your way. Hope doesn’t deliver results. However, when I reminded someone today that hope wasn’t a strategy, they remindedContinue reading “The Season of Hope”
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Skipping Rocks & Changing Status
This is a bit of a nostalgic post following cleaning my truck this weekend and finding rocks I picked up on vacation. The week of Memorial Day this year we loaded up the truck and towed our camper to the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. I hadn’t been up in the area forContinue reading “Skipping Rocks & Changing Status”
“If it worked in Sharknado, why can’t it work for us too?!”
I believe the term “Think outside the box” is an overused cliche. What is this box? How big is this box? Is the box a representation of the limits management believes employees are able to think within? What if someone sets the box on fire? When gathering a team to solve a complex issue, doContinue reading ““If it worked in Sharknado, why can’t it work for us too?!””
Yes, I Declined Your Meeting!
Meetings. In my role, I’m in meetings 70% of my day, most of which I schedule. These include status updates, decision making, following up on an action, or just planning out a near-term deliverable. Each meeting has a reason for taking place, a goal to accomplish and points to cover at the time of creating. Continue reading “Yes, I Declined Your Meeting!”