“Out of office” is an interesting game that too many of us play. We set up the autoresponse religiously when we go on holiday, then still surreptitiously check our inbox while we’re away. Before we know it, we get sucked into the inbox and suddenly we’ve lost hours. For some, a reply gets sent out […]
I’ve been privileged the last couple of days to go with some of my clients to 2 talks about recently launched books. First, Nir Eyal’s “Indistractable”, which lays the case and an approach to from from distraction to traction. Essentially how to spend our time and attention with more intentionality on the things we want […]
Business decisions can be hard. When it gets too hard to decide, choose the one you’re most likely to do!
I’ve sat in leadership meetings where “the boss” feels a need to ensure that everyone has actions. Strategy sessions where they’ve visibly mentally scratched around to create something to do. Because that’s what a boss does, right? Always has something for their team to do. And so we create high volumes of pointless busyness. People […]
Once in a land we all lived in a long long time ago, I’d call a few people to arrange to meet. We’d fix a date, then we’d all magically find ourselves at the agreed location. Today, I email out a doodle poll. A quarter of the invitees reply. The most popular date and time […]