I spend most of my day in meetings and talking on the phone. How about you?
There are repeatable elements to a great meeting: Have an agenda, take notes, assign action items, instill accountability. All of that stuff is good.
But none of it is better than a piece of advice I received early in my career. I call it the golden rule of meetings.
If you feel like you are constantly giving your days away to other people’s requests, remember we can own the night.
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One day a C-level mentor and one of the hardest workers I know said to me “My productivity is actually motivated by extreme laziness. Believe it or not, I’m a very lazy person.”
Could it really be? I thought. How is this possible?
The comment disturbed me. Then I realized, what if our definition of productivity is all wrong?
“We don’t have time to do it right, but we always have time to do it over,” a colleague recently said to me.
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In the old days, you stood out by being productive. Nowadays, being productive will get you your annual 3%, but it won’t help you stand out.
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