Editing. We aren’t born with the ability to do it. When do we learn how to edit? And what do we get from this skill?
The other day, I had my first golf lesson in almost a decade. Masa, my instructor, watched with intent, asked me to do some balance tests, followed by pretending to swing a bat and tennis racket. At the end of our first 30 minute session, Masa came to the conclusion that I should probably play […]
I talk about “the story” so often that people must be sick of hearing about it by now. Or not. The idea of positioning an outcome in the form of a story is sort of old hat, but it’s been such an immensely useful management tool that I thought I’d do a quick blog post.The […]
When you go shopping, do you ever ask yourself, “Do I really need this?” If you answer no, do you still buy it? Consider this question for every time you write an email. Do you really need to write that email? Can you in fact look for the answer in a prior email thread, or […]
A little while ago I posted this Tweet, which got some interesting feedback: Fast Food Ads Are Often Opposite Of Reality – http://anni.es/aEef3d (Not just fast food – misguided expectations are everywhere) @meannie …And you wonder why there is a gap in what the customer expects versus what they receive. It’s everywhere, even down to […]
Instinct is an interesting phenomenon. Something deep down inside of you is privy to information that your conscious mind is not aware of. How this is possible is of course a mystery. But, in the end, you know that your gut, your instinct, is the thing that will keep you afloat in a time of […]