Tonight I attended an event where mystery author Nancy Pickard spoke about writing. (If you enjoy mysteries, try one of her books for an enjoyable read.) One point that she made stuck out to me: the magic of creativity happens best when we let go…just let go of our outlines and plans and follow where our imagination leads us.
Slow Leadership has some thoughtful musings about How Useful is the Pareto Principle? Perhaps the 80/20 rule is more useful in
hindsight review of what worked well (and what didn’t) than in predicting future results. Another article on “Hamburger Management” Revealed discusses how doing everything as quickly and cheaply as possible leads to less than stellar results. Focus resources on top priorities to create spectacular results.