the curse of ‘busy’

I spend all my time helping comms people to be more creative and effective in their work. If there’s one thing I regularly see as a barrier to creativity, it’s being so bloody busy that you can’t think straight. I remember it used to make me feel important and useful to have so much on, it felt like I had no time to rest. Then I burnt out and made a load of crap decisions (which turned out OK, but still). Holidays, breaks, lunches, walks – they are not a luxury.  They’re fundamental to doing good work. Drop everything, know … Continue reading the curse of ‘busy’

The workload dilemma

I wanted to draw a representation of a workload dilemma I keep coming across. If you love your work, and you want to make a real difference, there are so many opportunities to find, and be given, interesting and rewarding projects to work on. But what about when this is combined with people giving you more and more tasks and activities, and when you don’t have any clear priorities  – it’s an impossible nightmare. I have amazing new ideas! They want it done today! We could get people interested in this! Don’t get overwhelmed by trying to take everything on. If … Continue reading The workload dilemma