Succeeding in a complex world

Succeeding in a complex world

I’m reading Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman and Chris Fussell. In the introduction, General McChrystal talks about the military leaders who were part of the Joint Special Operations Task Force.┬áHe says they had an...
Do nothing

Do nothing

Once again, our friends at Brains on Fire have given us a well-needed kick in the pants. This post has inspired me to get off the frenzied, always-be-productive treadmill that has been my life. When was the last time I spent a chunk of time with no agenda, nothing...
Ruthless time management

Ruthless time management

How many times have you said, “There is not enough time in the day?” Let’s face facts. No one is going to upset the space-time continuum and give you that extra hour you’re hoping for. Stop moaning and take control with ruthless time...
Meetings: Indispensable or waste of time?

Meetings: Indispensable or waste of time?

People hate meetings. Or at least they feel strongly enough about them to create a seemingly-endless list of negative quotes about meetings. Here are more of our favorites, this time with a “committee” focus. “To kill time, a committee meeting is the...