Fires consume my day!

THE MAIN POINT (296 words—59 seconds reading time) I’ve previously argued that we spend 35-40% of our time dealing with rework and its consequences and 20-30% of our time dealing with the squabbling, rivalries, politicking, and internal conflicts that Stephen Covey talks about. Given the other things we do to ourselves to use up our time and effort (such as …

We spend our time putting out fires!

THE MAIN POINT (449 words—90 seconds reading time) As we spend our most valuable and non-recoverable resource—time—we not only need to think about how much time we spend but about our priorities for spending time. We tend to spend time on crises before we spend time on making sure we don’t have so many crises. That is, we tend to …