It’s Monday and I’m doing my weekly strategic planning. This starts with me writing down 10 goals that, if accomplished in the next 12 months, would be beyond amazing. But there’s been something missing lately from my goal setting. Since most of my goals are for the benefit of the people I love and care … Read More
Listened to this amazing episode of the Accidental Creative Podcast this morning about a toxic ingredient that’s been sapping energy from a project I’m working on. Accidental Creative Podcast: Commit to Decisions Todd talks about how we tend to want to revisit decisions over and over, which keeps us from making any real progress.. Have … Read More
Wisdom from Chalene Johnson.
Simply slapping a layer of ESG initiatives doesn’t make a corporation not-evil. And as Eccles and Serafeim show, the increased cost of these efforts will diminish financial performance over time because of the increased cost.
Jeff Gothelf has a great writeup about how to make remote design work (assuming remote work fits with your company culture).
I had a blast presenting my talk UX Leadership Lessons: The Hard Way to IxDA Cincinnati last night at Fusion Alliance. I really appreciate Cris Cravens inviting me to present, and Fusion Alliance for hosting the event and feeding us. I know some of the points from my presentation went out on Twitter, but here … Read More
My Prefrontal Monday is off to a buzzing start thanks to this stunning episode of the HBR Ideacast – Why We’re All in Sales. Daniel Pink, author of To Sell Is Human, talks about how sales has an image problem and reframes sales as a fundamentally human activity. I particularly benefited from Pink’s discussion of Martin … Read More
http://hbr.org/2013/03/the-multitasking-paradox/ar/1 I’ve long been a fan of mono-tasking. This interactive infographic on HBR illustrates how damaging multitasking (or frequent task switching) can be to your productivity.
Experience has taught me that when they are asking questions – grilling you – they are looking to see if you and your ideas fit into their existing understanding of their world. Nilofer Merchant, 5 Types of People to Run Like Heck From
Chalene Johnson talks a lot about priorities in day one of of the 30 Day Push Challenge. Priorities aren’t something I normally think much about as part of my existing productivity system, of which I am rather proud. To determine priorities, I somewhat arbitrarily assign projects a score of 1-3 for importance and urgency. While … Read More