A bad, or no, prioritisation system can kill your company. Having an effective way to prioritise is one of the best defences against shiny object syndrome (any other business founders suffer?), analysis paralysis, procrastination and untenable life balance. Reading is my personal killer. I’ve a ton of books, articles and blog posts that I want […]
How often have you seen members of your team commit to something that they then don’t do? How often have you done it yourself? It’s not because *they* (ahem) are bad people, or even that they didn’t intend to do it. But simply that they’d only made only one commitment, rather than the 2 that […]
I love Slack. From a collaboration perspective, I wish it’d been around a long time ago. But it’s contributing to an environment where everyone believes they have the right to disturb everyone else’s work and expect immediate responses. To be fair, I’ve seen email used the same way, with senior managers especially guilty of expecting […]
The grass may *look* greener on the other side, but the truth is it’s greener where you water it. And that’s the difference between the peddlers of vision, and those that show you the vision AND the work you need to do to make it real.
Knowledge is power. I still hear this all the time. Sure there’s truth in it, but it’s also simplistic and dangerous. Knowledge hoarders are often bottlenecks. Sometimes intentionally so, knowing that being the only people who can do certain things can make them indispensable. For a while at least. Those of us in technology all […]