I get this hunger that starts gnawing at me now and again to go and try something completely different. Go learn a new platform. Go figure out a new way to exercise. Try out a new planning tool. Pivot your approach to clients. Try a different writing style. It doesn’t always work out perfectly or go smoothly, but I always come out that much better for having put the time into learning something new and…

We come up with processes, systems, and patterns daily in an effort to get work done. To improve our lives. To simplify our delivery. To make things easier. To generate more value from what we are already doing. To show us where we need to improve. If at the core of whatever process you are building, does not meet some or all of those goals, then the question must be asked – what are you…

There is no point in having a plan if you’re not going to follow it. But there is also no point in avoiding making a plan, simply because you didn’t follow it in the past. Not having a plan is okay for you – “I’ll wing it and figure it out when I get there” – but definitely not good for your team and you as a leader. If it’s your first time planning, getting…

Aiming for a moving target is easy – we do it every day as we try to line up plans and delivery schedules to get to where we need to be. At some point, there become too many variables in play that you are no longer planning for delivery but instead trying to figure out how everything comes together. If you’re finding yourself overwhelmed by the variables and not the output, focus on removing variables…

I didn’t think this would be a message that I would be receiving this week but there it was with the follow-up question – “Is there anything there that you need?” All I could remember was my unopened box of ramen noodles. A place I haven’t been at in over two years is being reconstructed for whenever I might return. I wonder if they’ll save my noodles.