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Lila-Mae White, MBA, CHE, PMP


Speed Bumps

Posted 11/4/2022

"Your net productivity is the balance of the productive and unproductive forces in your life. A great deal of time and energy is spent thinking about how to increase effort, but there is a lot to be gained by reducing friction. A car will travel faster not only if you press the accelerator, but also if you remove the speed bumps." James Clear

I am always fascinated when I am pondering a challenge or situation and a clarifying lightening bolt idea shows up in front of me. These bolts come when I am watching the news, when I am skimming the headlines and when I am surfing the net. This week I was thinking about how to get through a backlog of work and how to develop a prioritization tool and a capacity dashboard and BOOM – the above quote showed up in my inbox! I changed the lens I was using, and I am now scouring the landscape for speed bumps!