Distraction Hurts Creativity*

Distraction Hurts Creativity*

“Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?” – Marcus Aurelius   I don’t know whether or not you think about your work as a creative endeavor, but...
The Right Time for Change

The Right Time for Change

Isn’t it amazing how a few days out of the office can affect your outlook? Those days right after you return – when that deluge of emails seems like something you can realistically surmount – are truly precious. It’s a time we try to take full...

How do You Make Decisions?

We cannot be all things to all people. Successful organizations (agencies, programs, etc.) focus on who they are, what results they need to achieve, and who they need to engage as constituents. In order to be successful, how will your organization handle making the...
Deciding What Comes Off the Plate

Deciding What Comes Off the Plate

One of the most important steps in strategic planning happens after you create your strategic plan. If you used your planning process to actually make strategic decisions, then you must ask: “Based on what we do now and our plans for the future, what comes off the...