Kill Your WIP

too much wip = lost opportunities — nicole forsgren (@nicolefv) May 31, 2018 WIP = Work In Progress Work In Progress is a large enemy of productivity. It exists even in the home. My 8-year-old is an expert of WIP. During the school season she would wake up at least 90 minutes before her bus…

How I Made This

I can’t art. My YouTube feed showed me that the Slow Mo Guys were spinning records until they broke.  I decided that the breaking frames looked beautiful. So I took the frame from their video and took a screenshot: But I didn’t want all the background noise.  I just wanted to get the outlines and…

5 Traits of Transformative Leadership

Transformative leadership should be normal in environments that are seeking improvement.  In a recent podcast, Kevin Murphy describes the mindset required to transform an organization.  One exercise he describes is to have members of the organization define the type of behavior that they will exihibit when the transformation is complete.  He further articulates techniques to…

Be Where You Are

While technology may give us the ability to be somewhere else.  It’s important to remember to be where you are. Put down the laptop during client meetings.  It creates a wall between you and others. Don’t just do your best to meet in the same room. Meet them eye to eye.

What 11′ 8″ Can Teach Us About Project Management

There’s a low bridge in Pennsylvania.  How low you ask?  11′ 8″.  Why is it so low? Because it was built for a train in an era before automobiles were as popular as they are today and before trucks were as tall as they are today. The railroad company is happy with the bridge, but…