A lesson from The House at Pooh Corner

A lesson from The House at Pooh Corner

Here comes Edward Bear down the stairs bump bump bump on the back of his head behind Christopher Robin. It is as far as he knows the only way of coming down the stairs; He is sure there must be a better way if only he could stop bumping long enough to think of it.

So what’s the lesson?

How many of you take time out to stop beating your head against the incessant beat of the urgent drum to reflect on better ways of doing stuff!

More importantly how much time do you give to your team? And how often do you encourage your clients to do the same?

I haven’t got the time because those urgent drums are banging away; the e-mails need a response, the phones need answering the orders must be despatched!

15 minutes is just 1% of your day (OK for you pedantic ones 1.04%). So try this – save up 1% a day for 10 days and give yourself 2½ hours, take a seat ½ way up the stairs (another Pooh analogy), take a look at where you’ve come from and contemplate where you’re going.

So what WOULD you do with those 2½ hours and what is stopping you taking them?

…and don’t tell me it’s the big bad urgent drum!!

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