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.

2 Comments:

At 5:40 PM, OpenID nelsonbj said...

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

 
At 6:37 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Many thanks, Nelson!

I'm glad you liked it.

Michael

 

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