Tuesday, June 28, 2011

If Possible

  • Don't just read the minutes, write the minutes.

  • Distinguish between moments when you are truly goofing off and those when you may appear to be doing so but are really letting some serious analysis percolate.

  • Read your emails over three times: once for grammar, once for substance, and once for tone.

  • Set aside some time each day to thank people.

  • Baffle your adversaries by being kind.

  • Be especially alert when things are going well.

  • Treat rising expectations as a double-edged sword.

  • Consider each person as an event and not simply as a way station on the road to an event.

  • Have a statute of limitations on feeling guilty for stupidity or thoughtlessness.

  • Pay more attention to details if your job is not to do so.

  • Round up your assumptions like stray horses so you will know where they are.


Anonymous said...

Great list, Michael! Just recommended to my blog's readers!

Michael Wade said...

Many thanks, Nelson!

I'm glad you liked it.