As far as expressions go, Sweeping it under the Rug is one of those sayings that bring up images of covering things up, hiding “stuff” or worst, simply ignoring what happened and moving on. There is a great episode of the Simpsons where Homer is put in charge of garbage and keeps sweeping the garbage under the rug (i.e., the city) until it explodes from golf courses and manholes. That’s what happens when you don’t…

You don’t notice it when you’re there, in the moment, having the meeting. You notice it the next day. Or maybe in a meeting later in the week. The timing isn’t precise, but what is precise is that statement that signifies the gap. “I didn’t know we discussed that?” Followed of course by statements by everyone else who was in attendance… “Did we discuss that? What was the outcome?” “Of course we talked about.” “Weren’t…

A problem on the team, is a team problem to solve. It’s not one person’s problem. It’s not the people most familiar with the problem. It’s the entire team. If your team isn’t owning the problem, if they don’t all feel that sense of ownership and need to do something to make it better. Then they are not owning it. And if your team isn’t owning it, that just became your new problem. Why won’t…

My favourite interviews on Remotely Prepared are the ones where I feel revitalized, ideas flowing through my veins that I just need to get out. I take the headphones off and say to myself – “that was incredible”. One of our recent interviews with Marco Pasqua left me feeling this way, I was blown away by his insight into making connections with people especially in age when we are all remote and have to be…

The best way to get better? Keep Iterating. Keep starting over and trying again. Keep pushing forward. Keep delivering something new. Keep learning. Keep growing. Keep pushing. You might change what you are iterating to or what you are changing – that’s okay, but whatever you do, don’t stop.