Some projects last for a long period of time and lots of meetings are conducted to get the project done. During those meetings lots of things are discussed. Lots of decisions are being made and responsibilities being assigned. At the same time not everything that was important gets accomplished. It is because other priorities took over and that one thing which was important never got done. And nobody bothered to revisit it.
I think these things should be addressed before a meeting is even scheduled and agenda being formed. This is a checklist of things that need to be done for past, present and future meetings. This will make sure that we are in the control of the project. I see past, present and future meetings’ to-do lists as color coded items. It helps me in realizing the importance of each of them. Please make sure about the following things for every meeting we schedule.
Previous meetings (Green)
Run through a checklist from last meeting about things that need to be …
In the last post, I wrote about preparing for Glass City Half Marathon and in this post I would like to update on how it went for me. Quick answer: It was awesome. When I was training for it I wasn't sure whether I will be able to do it or not, so I didn't registered for Half Marathon. I wanted to see whether I could meet my training goals or not and then register. Well I waited too long to register so Half Marathon was closed for registration and I had to settle for a 5K for Toledo. But on the same day I registered for Capital City Half Marathon which was held in Columbus, Ohio on May 5th, 2012.
When I started training it was winter and very cold outside so I was running on a treadmill and always kept running on a it until 5k. But there are no treadmills when you go outside so nothing can match training on ground. The 5k acted just like a training battle ground for my half. Which is what everyone does but I figured it out later. I found that I was running faster on…
Networking is about creating
best friends forever who will advocate for you. Let’s revisit some aspects of your friendship
and see why that works great for both. Let’s
assume you have a fictitious best friend named Chris. Now you receive a gold medal in 400 meters running race
and call Chris immediately “to share
your happiest moment”. You just
shared a part of your life and made Chris a part of your life. Chris now feels important. You are not feeling well and you need help
and you call Chris. Chris shows up and
helps you out. In return you always
stand by him whenever he needs you. You
are always connected with Chris through email, phone, and home address and hang
out together. Whenever you are happy,
sad, enlightened, or whatever you feel like sharing with Chris.
Now hold that thought for a second and ask this question
to yourself, have you ever felt this way with some of your professional
friends? Have you shared anything with
them that you felt was great? Do you ha…