Some resolutions that I buy into

Sam Decker has some 2005 resolutions that you can really sink your teeth into.

Number 6 and 8 are my favourites.

6. What will you remove from your web site?

Web sites are magnets for content and pages that build up over time. Eventually, many of these pages get one visit per month. Its often why large companies do a redesign every 2-3 years sort of a web site colonic!

Have you looked at your page visits lately? What pages get little traffic and can be removed. What content on the remaining pages can be removed because it doesnt make an impact? Get an outside perspective.

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8. What meetings will you decline?

A couple months ago (as has happened before) I had to take an emergency business trip and my admin cancelled all my meetings for two days. As you might imagine, everything was fine. But they seemed so important when they were set up!

An executive once told me that choosing meetings is a conscious decision every executive needs to make. The meetings should be used to make strategic decisions, where multiple functions are involved. Decline or delegate informational meetings. Cut back recurring meetings. When my team went through the important/urgent exercise, meetings were a major part of our ability to gain back some work/life balance.

2 Replies to “Some resolutions that I buy into”

  1. Getting toLearning to drop customers, products, initiatives, goals – even people – that no longer (or maybe never really did?) lead directly toward success is a hard thing to get used to, but get used to it; its an essential business skill.
    What can you say…

  2. Getting toLearning to drop customers, products, initiatives, goals – even people – that no longer (or maybe never really did?) lead directly toward success is a hard thing to get used to, but get used to it; its an essential business skill.What can you say…

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