Procrastination

During the Super Bowl, probably about halftime, I was on my way home after running some errands. I had the radio on and was listening to an interview with Tim Urban about procrastination.  Tim, a blogger whose blog, Wait but Why, explores procrastination.  He described his early theory that procrastinator’s brains were different than non-procrastinators. […]

Learnings from the Management Consultant: FOCUS!

Recently I was in the middle of a conversation and realized while the person was talking I was thinking about something I really needed to get done and watching the clock as the minutes ticked away.  Every few minutes I had to tune back into the conversation. The person I was talking with had a […]

Finding Balance and Focus: Matching Our Lifestyle Choices to Our Goals

The congruence of our lifestyle choices with our goals is as much a predictor of whether we’ll meet those goals as it is whether or not we’ll enjoy the journey. When I was young I could dance the night away, grab a couple hours of sleep, take a shower, drink a cup of coffee, and […]

Establishing the Right Meeting Order and Times

The order and times of our recurring meetings is as important as the content of our meetings. A client I was working with had a meeting every morning with the senior people responsible for completing a complex software project.  The workday began at 7:00 AM so the meeting was scheduled for 8:00 to give the […]

Reduce Your Time in Meetings by Establishing the Right Set of Meetings

For more than twenty years I’ve been a road warrior.  You can find me most Sunday afternoons boarding a plane to ensure I can be at my client’s site first thing Monday morning.  Friday afternoons I fly home for a fast paced weekend, largely focused on doing the basic chores and errands necessary to keep […]