Last week, I was reviewing a report that I wrote for a client and found a typo. Nothing critical but I had clearly made a mistake with the formatting that caused a recommendation to be misnumbered. At first, I felt embarrassed and wondered how I missed it with all of the proofreading I had done. … Continue reading Typos and Doing the Work Anyway
Yes. We can improve ourselves, our professional work, our families, our communities, our society, and everything in an incremental way. While taking radical and aggressive action can work well in the right circumstances, it is more effective overall to work in a consistent, disciplined, and continuous way on incremental improvements. Improve your average, do a … Continue reading Continuous Improvement: Okay If It’s Incremental?
This time of year, there are a lot of goals that people set earlier in the year that are not completed (or even started...). Rather than give up on them or wait until January, perhaps it is time to take action on them now? Heading into Thanksgiving week, many people have deadtime on Monday, Tuesday, … Continue reading Taking Action: Better Turkey?
Over the past several months, I have been thinking about improving my skills in several areas and having learned about 30-day sprints as a way to improve, I have decided that I might as well start now. This blog post is my public commitment to 30 days of writing. I will write at least 250 … Continue reading 30-Day Sprints – Round 1, Writing