1. Responding like a trained monkey. I'm stealing this from Clark because it's amazing how easily I get sucked in. I like the 90 minute intervals and will definitely start off with that and maybe even push to 2 hours.
2. Cut down meetings. I work remotely so most of my meetings are phone calls. There are days that I pick up the phone at 7:30 am and it's attached to my ear for the next 12 hours. Not much really gets done on days like those.
3. List without action. I've been keeping a list of my ideas for months. I now have pages of possibilities, but I've not taken any action. It's not going to do me any good if I don't try to put any of them into action.
4. Get caught up in the moment. It's easy to swept away by the momentum of a moment, whether it's someone else's drama or a directive from upper management. Usually, with a little distance everything seems clearer, making progress and success more likely.
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My goal is always to find the best solution for right now. I time box decisions, which helps provide additional parameters. I also like to sleep on it--maybe even over the weekend for big decisions. It's always while I'm shampooing my hair or brushing my teeth, that I seem to have a light bulb moment. So, I like to give that an opportunity to happen.
How do you make decisions?
- University of FloridaInstructional Design & Educational Media, 1999
- Roanoke CollegeEnglish, 1996
- Management ConceptsDevelopment Program Manager, present
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