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We get into a meeting, great ideas come out of it and if we are busy, we throw them onto the backlog. This isn’t bad, this is how it should work – you can’t do everything, all the time. Also, it’s a great way to give things time to congeal in people’s heads, let them see what you are building now so they can decide if they reall need this later. Do we truly need…

Our natural response is to look at what is wrong with a particular situation and make lists itemizing all those things, going through what is wrong so you can fix it. But what if you made a different list. A list that instead focused on all the things you could be doing instead of making that list, instead of writing down what happened but instead focused on what you wanted to work on and where…

When you come back from vacation, there is a giddyness inside of you that wonders what has happened in your absence? Did the project proceed? Did more get done? Did less? What happened without you there? Were new ideas fleshed out and old ones discarded? Whatever it is, I hope it is always positive, the worst feeling is to come back and see that nothing has changed.

Long ago, I was working with a company when one of the managers told me that the CEO was running the company to Sell not to grow. I didn’t understand it at the time but six months later the company sold. When you’re positioning a company to sell, what happens externally to it are very important and how it looks. You aren’t thinking about growth in regards to – we need to hire two more…

We’ve interviewed a number of people this season on Remotely Prepared from the HR discipline. I’m guessing that’s a trend that’s going around these days. Our recent guest, Pat Mullins, is one of the most down to earth HR interviews we’ve ever had. At the end of this great interview, he told us that – “I’m just the HR guy.”- which had me laughing because he is so great at it. Here’s the full interview.