October 3, 2021

Not worth mentioning


With some people, the merest mention of a task and you know it will be done, and with interest. They’ll pick up the ball, polish it, examine it, put it on the shelf, consider it, pick it up again and run with it. They’ll keep everyone informed along the way and all those everyone’s will know that not only is the job being done, but it’s being done to the best of the ability and the highest standards. Best advice: be careful what you mention.

With others, a mention goes nowhere. They consider it in the moment … hmm … then get on with the rest of their lives. If you want something to be done, it’s on you to talk it through, get them to commit, and follow up along the way.

Otherwise, probably not worth mentioning it.

Skippy strategy: Work with who you’re working with.