Category Archives: 6.Organization

Secret #08: They avoid meetings at all costs.

#630 O108 Secret #08: They avoid meetings at all costs. Principle: QUOTES: [1] Scripture [2] Secret #8: They avoid meetings at all costs. When I asked Mark Cuban to give me his best productivity advice, he quickly responded, “Never take meetings … Continue reading

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Cancel a meeting. Mark Cuban: “Never take meetings unless someone is writing a check.”

#627 87. Cancel a meeting. Mark Cuban: “Never take meetings unless someone is writing a check.” Principle: QUOTES: [1] Scripture [2] Cancel a meeting. Here’s Mark Cuban’s approach to meetings: “Never take meetings unless someone is writing a check.” Meetings are … Continue reading

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Outsource the right tasks.

#624 73. Outsource the right tasks. Principle: QUOTES: [1] Scripture [2] Outsource the right tasks. I was raised to think that any job I could do myself was a job I should do myself. That’s why it took me a long time to decide … Continue reading

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Eliminate every “ego” commitment. Anything you do solely for ego is a waste of time.

#621 64. Eliminate every “ego” commitment. Anything you do solely for ego is a waste of time. Principle: QUOTES: [1] Scripture [2] Eliminate every “ego” commitment. We all do things that have more to do with ego than results. Maybe you … Continue reading

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Eliminate one stupid thing.

#618 60. Eliminate one stupid thing. Principle: QUOTES: [1] Scripture [2] Eliminate one stupid thing. Every company and every job has a number of once meaningful but now worthless tasks. Think about all the “that’s how we’ve always done things” stuff. … Continue reading

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Cut one expense. Right now

#615 38. Cut one expense. Right now Principle: QUOTES: [1] Scripture [2] Cut one expense. Right now, you’re spending money on something you don’t use, don’t need, or don’t want. But since you buy it, you feel you have to use … Continue reading

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Fire one customer. You know the one

#612 35. Fire one customer. You know the one Principle: QUOTES: [1] Scripture [2] Fire one customer. You know the one: the high maintenance, low revenue, non-existent profits one. Start charging more or providing less. If that’s not possible, fire that … Continue reading

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Kill one sign-off.

#609 34. Kill one sign-off. Principle: QUOTES: [1] Scripture [2] Kill one sign-off. I worked at a manufacturing plant where supervisors had to sign off on quality before a job could be run. Seemed strange to me–we trusted the operators to … Continue reading

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Kill one report. You’re not reading most of them anyway.

#606 32. Kill one report. You’re not reading most of them anyway. And neither are your employees. Principle: QUOTES: [1] Scripture [2] Kill one report. You’re not reading most of them anyway. And neither are your employees. [3] NOTES: QUESTIONS … Continue reading

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Eliminate one “permission.” everything you do “trains” the people how to treat you.

#603 31. Eliminate one “permission.” everything you do “trains” the people how to treat you. Principle: QUOTES: [1] Scripture [2] Eliminate one “permission.” You probably don’t think of it this way, but everything you do “trains” the people around you how … Continue reading

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