March 22, 2016

When you know


It can take a long time coming, and life’s definitely easier if it doesn’t, but down in the dark, you know.

Sometimes it’s a nice problem: We have to scale up, we need more people, she deserves a promotion and her own team, and a raise, and a bonus, we have to expand, our booth is too small, we need Version 2.

Sometimes, not: The project won’t work, the team should be smaller, we don’t have the cash, he’s not pulling his weight, she’s out of her depth, the customer’s gone, we’ve missed the window, the grass ain’t so green.

Nice or not, when you accept that you know, it’s time to deal with it.

Job 1: Adjust to the knowledge. Assimilate.

Job 2: Do what has to be done. Direct.

When you know, you know, and you know it’s time to act.

Skippy strategy: That unframed question? Down deep, what do you know?