WHY DELAY?

Things always get delayed. Having been delayed once, they get delayed again. Soon another project or another report is now delayed. Why? Relax. It’s not just you. Almost everyone is like that. Why? Whether it is a term paper at school, a report at work, a project...

WORK AT HOME OR NOT?

There is much debate about working at home vs. office. It’s the wrong debate. There is also much debate about how many hours a day or week one should work. It’s also the wrong debate. You need to put in as many hours a day, whether from home or office or both, as is...

BUDGETS THAT ARE DOOMED TO FAIL

Most budgets start with trying to increase prices as much as you think the market can bear. Next you try and squeeze down salaries and benefits as much as possible. Then you go squeeze your suppliers, maximum. Finally, your budget shows a good profit. You have...

The Plain Secret of Motivation

The plain secret of motivation is that you should NOT be motivated by others. Many professionals complain that their work is not up to par because they are not motivated by their superior. They say their immediate boss: steals credit for their work does not give clear...

DON’T “ALLOCATE” TIME FOR WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Advocates of work-life balance say that we need to allocate enough time for our personal and leisure lives. But life is not that simple. Life demands that we put in the time needed to meet and exceed the expectations of our stakeholders. Life demands that to succeed...

DOING IT RIGHT OR ON TIME?

Many of us believe we should get our work out on time – even if it can be improved. We argue that things need to keep moving and we can’t keep delaying, checking and improving. There are others who believe that it’s better to get it right and be a bit delayed,...