The human brain is well honed through eons of evolution. That means it’s ok to trust your first instinct. Sure sometimes you’ll be wrong, but that’s an inevitability anyway. Surround yourself with clever people that counter your blind spots and keep moving.
Ever feel like there just ‘isn’t enough time’? Sure, I could sit here and wax lyrical about how time management isn’t a capacity problem, it’s a prioritisation problem. And that perhaps you should spend more time aligning yourself with the Eisenhower Matrix. ...But you’ve likely heard all that before. The truth is that most of the time it’s a pipedream that doesn’t survive its crash landing with reality. So here's another option.
We all like to pretend that logic drives our project decisions. ..But every project portfolio I’ve ever seen has some form of ‘captains call’ for those projects that don’t stack up but are happening anyway.
Despite the billions of dollars across the globe thrown at change management frameworks and training → I’m yet to see any organisation with a consistent, effective approach to it. I’m not saying they don’t exist… but I am saying they’re rarer than hens teeth. Earlier this week it finally clicked: Change Management is an oxymoron. It’s trying to push a square, logical peg into the round hole of emotional decision making.
It’s hard to believe that my book - Valuable Change - has now been out for well over a year. It’s funny how time changes things, and what living with your own content for that amount of time does… So here's what 12+ months of talking about it has lead to ---- Valuable Change in just 12 lines.
The hardest person to give advice to is yourself (because you’re the only one that knows what skeletons you hide in your closet.) So pretend you’re giving advice to someone else instead.