In my 5 Steps to 'Non-Overwhelm' post, I promised to address three additional ways to keep our companies – and lives – on track: 6. Shutting the business down each week (Gasp!) 7. Wrangling paperwork (Hmmm.) 8. Getting our schedules under control (How?) Today, let's learn this valuable-though-somewhat-painful lesson: The world can get along without us for … [Read more...] about 6th Step to ‘Non-Overwhelm’: “Shut it down!”
Kathie York's Proofing & Business Tips
As a trained project manager, I've been tippy tapping away to create a post about using our leadership skills to run our companies. Real-world ... not platitudes we've memorized for exhausting exams. It was taking shape. Great info to share, 'cause I've seen excellent – and horrible – project management and leadership up close. I have experience as a … [Read more...] about A real-world inside look at NASA: the ultimate in project leadership
Don't you think we need a break from the intensive January and February posts? Yeah, I agree. Here ya go. I don't often jump on my writing rebel soapbox (not here, anyway 8-) ). But, today is different. 'Cause this is creepy. Invasion of the Body Snatchers weird. A mini rant At the risk of angering the Google ranking gods, this post is … [Read more...] about “Who kidnapped these two words?!”
My almost-client grabbed a 38-page training manual off the stack of 200 copies. She rolled up the book, brandished it like a mini sword, and frowned at her team. "Ten of us reviewed this. Ten. We didn't catch it." A conference budget derailed by what the project manager saw as unimportant: 'Fresh pair of eyes' proofing Surprise! It may surprise you to … [Read more...] about “We didn’t catch it.” An expensive lesson in proofing our own work.
In July of 2018, one of your worst business nightmares happened to me. It was so painful, it took me six months (and four proofreaders) to write about it. No matter your industry, I hope my saga helps you avoid this same problem. A returning client refused to pay a big chunk of an almost $6,000 final invoice. That may not seem like much to you, but it … [Read more...] about “My client stole some of my work!”