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.

A good methodology will do the following; Easily adopted.Provide visibility into what the team is doing.Not constrain creativity and scale.Be simple to understand. If you are constantly struggling against the methodology you have in place, you are making your life harder, complicating things, and slowing you and your team down. It doesn’t matter if it’s Agile or Waterfall or Whatever – if it’s more work to manage it then follow it – it’s the wrong…

There are two things you are always delivering; The work. The work within the context. We often forget the latter and focus on the former – “yes, that sign-up feature will be available for all new users who don’t exist in our system” – and what about the ones who already exist in the system? Better yet – delivering an app (of any kind) for a bank comes with it a whole set of rules,…

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…