Traffic in Delhi, India may be the 8th wonder of the world. Traffic signals and painted lanes on the road are mere suggestions. There is everything from trucks to sedans to motorcycles carrying whole families to tuk-tuks to bicycles to pedestrians and cows. People expect you to honk to alert them that you’re on their right or left, or flash your lights at night. Gridlock is common. Miss your turn? No problem, just back up and let other people get out of your way, even if it’s 200 yards. Very few first-time visitors can calmly sit in the front seat of the car. The picture above does not do the experience justice! Drivers in India may be the most skilled people in the country because they must know the dimensions of the vehicle to the millimeter. [Read more…] about The Other Way Works, Too
Your project went off the rails, and your boss – who doesn’t care about the complexities of the project and only wants to not be embarrassed in front of her boss – is chewing your butt because it looks like lousy planning and execution. She wants to see the detailed project plan in two days. You know the team had a detailed project plan but it fell apart two weeks after the start. [Read more…] about Balancing Planning and Execution
I try to ask questions more often than I give answers. Why? Because I believe that teaching people how to ask better questions is the best source of knowledge. This can sometimes leave people to think that I am being too vague when in all actuality, I am trying to push people to think for themselves. Giving people all of my own conclusions only produces lazy minds and thought patterns, and ends up leaving people forgetting how to adult. If I can give people new ideas to run with and do something great with, then I feel my job is done. But please know that ultimately you have to put in the work to see results for yourself; no one else can do that for you.
I feel that if I can give people new ideas to go do something great with, then my job is done. But please know that ultimately you have to put in the work to see results for yourself; no one else can do that for you. That’s why willpower is so important, and that’s also why life is a journey. You will learn much along the way so that you are better prepared the next time around. In fact, that’s what life is all about–trial and error, lessons learned, apply and repeat. As actor Will Rogers said, “Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.”