- 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.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Posted by Michael Wade at 4:01 AM