When prioritizing work, especially the key initiatives you are pursuing, it can be helpful to do a quick exercise. I’ve used this whenever I start to feel I have too many initiatives – how to choose which to work on today?
There’s a scene near the end of the movie Miracle about the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team, which won a surprising gold medal and defeated the then-dominant Russian team who had held a worldwide dominance for 2 decades. The coach, played by actor Kurt Russell, walks into the locker room Continue reading “Essence of Leadership”
Leaders have new ideas. They want to improve their organizations. They roll out programs and communicate expectations. Too often, they do this once and expect the organization changes, instantly, because they willed it.
Any construction worker will tell you a 20-oz framing hammer, the perfect size and weight for driving structural nails into solid wood framing, is not the right hammer for finish work. For finish work, use a lighter weight hammer with a specific clean finish head. And no one would use a finish Continue reading “The Right Hammer”