The last thing anyone wants to hear at a meeting – someone is here solely to say we had the meeting. If this is the case, show them how to create a form, how to track that boxes are being checked and iterated over. Do anything and everything, so that this statement is not uttered in your meeting when you are trying to lead people to work through a problem and deliver. Your people need…

There is a force that pushes you to create your best work. Whether it be a habit, a process, a warm-up, a song, a mantra, whatever – it is the force that pushes you, when you are down or need a kick to create your best work possible. It’s not about being in the zone, it’s about getting started. Find that force and harness it, protect it and reproduce it. Because while you are doing…

The first time you did something, you messed it up.  Probably the second, third, and fourth times. Then you figured it out and successively improved each and every time.  This was easy when we were young because we didn’t care what people thought – we just did it. Does anyone care how many times you fell down when learning to walk? But now everyone watches, records and reviews and now we do for ourselves as well. …

We all have edge cases in our deliveries, as such, we need to account for them. But that is as far as it should go, accounting for them. We don’t need to have all the answers, we just need to have a way to account for them. Each edge case and exception will be different so all we need to do is know what to do when they pop up. You can’t plan for tomorrow,…