January 4, 2009

Let’s Talk in January

Most will be shuffling off to their work places tomorrow morning for the first time in a while. I hope you got some time away from the silliness and enjoyed yourself a bit. Had enough carbs?

Talk to me when we get back from the break
That fateful day is almost here when you will need to begin that journey known as ‘later’.

Table that for our first meeting in January
Why do we push things off to some fictitious time in the future?
Do we mean it when we say we will deal with it then?
Really? REALLY?

I’ll give you an answer after the Holidays
If you are a get it done now person - no exceptions ever - please contact me immediately.

I won’t have a chance to look at that until January
One of the best business conversations during the last week of December was with a colleague who sent me back an email that said: Let’s meet at 10am on January 9th at this location. It’s booked. Love that!

Can we deal with this after the Holidays?
Warning: The more humans required in completing a task is directly proportionate to the amount of delays you will experience.

Let’s get right on that in January
I think it’s safe to say that the last few months made us all feel like bumpers in an old-fashioned pinball machine. Perhaps we should avoid any unnecessary turbulence caused by inaction.

And "right on that" means Monday, January 5th at the beginning of the day - while we're being specific. Anything else is some vague unscheduled non-event.

We can reconvene after the Holidays
If we are willing to work together for solutions together and integrate together, I like our chances.

Break’s over – it’s January.

km

 
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