Friday, June 29, 2018

The Flip Chart in the Dining Room

I was at home and overwhelmed with a series of projects. The dining room table was filled with notes and files. Their details were a font of both assistance and complexity.

And then an ancient flip chart came to mind. It was soon out of my back office and into a corner of the dining room. As key points were transferred to one large sheet, clarity and confidence returned.

Confession: Some days I find it difficult to see/use the obvious.

Which should serve as a reminder of some obvious truths: Obstacles require the right tools. It is hard to connect dots if they are on separate pages. Don't underestimate the power of the visual. There are things we see better with distance.

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