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If you don’t know what you are measuring, you will never know how you are doing. Once you know what you want to measure, you have to accept that in the first X collection periods the data is going to be horrible, downright horrific. Because you have never collected it before. Because you have never analyzed it before. If you give up looking at it, you will be no better off from where you started…

Can you grow your team remotely? And I’m not talking physically – I’m talking about leadership, development skills, scale, empathy, learning. Did you grow your team remotely? Did they develop over the past year when they were all separate? They probably weren’t attending any conferences this year so what did you offer them instead? It’s good not to have answers to these questions, it’s bad to now not do anything about it. Set the goals…

If you aren’t going to do the work that comes with the idea. Then don’t propose the idea. You don’t have to do all the work, but you have to get it started, you have to kick it off, you have to lead it beyond an initial meeting. That first piece of work, that threat of work, is what holds so many ideas back from becoming the start of something great.

There is a lot being discussed about 4-Day Work Weeks and I don’t want to spoil it. We took a hot take on it for Remotely Prepared – and yes – it was fun. I’m all in favour of 4-Day Work Weeks but I honestly have to wonder – why do we keep having to do all these studies? Just get it going and do it.

Yes, I have a queue of training programs in my Udemy account and other places. Yes, I am behind. Yes, I am trying to chip away at that pile. Yes, I bought a bunch of them on sale. Yes, I was full of heart and ambition when I purchased them thinking I could do it all in two weeks. And Yes, I will get them. But that’s the beauty of a queue, you know what’s…