Hey, fellow managers! It is February. If you're in the northern hemisphere, like I am, you're probably asking, "Will this yucky weather e-v-e-r end?" To cheer things up a bit, let's have a little fun. Here's a post where we can learn something, but not work toooo hard getting there. In my 5 Steps to 'Non-Overwhelm' post (April 2018), I promised to … [Read more...] about 7th Step to ‘Non-Overwhelm’: “Wrangle your paperwork!”
Did you hear the one about the super-duper-best-thing-since-whatever aircraft? And the super-duper idea of outsourcing almost. everything. to. contractors? Oh, yeah. Good plan. Not. It’s called the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Ads tell us it has – among other amenities – the largest windows of any jet and a great ride that leaves you feeling more refreshed … [Read more...] about Risk management disaster: DON’T follow the ‘Dreamliner’ example!
In my 5 Steps to 'Non-Overwhelm' post, I promised to address two additional ways to keep our companies – and lives – on track: 6. Shutting the business down each week (Gasp!) 7. Wrangling our paperwork (Yay!) Today, let's learn this valuable-though-somewhat-painful lesson: The world can get along without us for a while. Step 6: "Shut it down!" If we are … [Read more...] about 6th Step to ‘Non-Overwhelm’: “Shut it down!”
“Months? It takes you six months to write a blog post?” My friend’s eyes were deer-in-headlights big, and his eyebrows shot up. Way up. The same thing has probably happened to you. Others rarely understand the complexity of our work. They don't see the details behind 'Task A,' and they've never heard of 'Task H.' However, we deal with A-through-Z on a … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to ‘Non-Overwhelm’