Archive: January, 2013

Managing ideas demands a steady hand

The most common mistake is to treat the design process as if it were a big light switch you can just turn it on and off whenever you like. This fantasy, as it goes, runs like this: you show up one day, realize it’s getting late and that there are too many ideas and designs […]

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Time boxing

One of the key productivity ideas is to carefully select tasks you’re working on. Since work expands to fill the time available you need to be careful with open ended tasks, like: exercising, maintaining a blog or just putting finishing touches to the latest project you’re currently working on. People used to say: “If you […]

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Leaders define their feedback process

As early as possible in your organization you need to establish a culture of feedback. The longer you wait, the harder it will get. This will look different in different organizations. You need to figure out and initiate the culture of feedback that is most effective and God glorifying for your context. The worst person […]

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Insurance against adversity

It’s easy to trust people when they succeed; managing people’s mistakes is much more complicated. This is where managers earn their pay. As a manager you know that people will make mistakes. You know that don’t you? Really! You also know that the biggest learning comes from the biggest mistakes. Think of the biggest learning […]

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