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Thinking at a Higher Level

Posted by beyondexecution on March 6, 2012 at 12:10 AM Comments comments ()


Have you every worked with people who can't see the forest for the trees? That is, folks who tend to deal with the details and not think about the higher level principles or strategies that drive the lower level tasks? If you think in the opposite way, or if you need to determine the high level first, then this can be become frustrating if you are not able to overcome the difference.


Fortunately, I've found a way around it, which seems to work fairly effectiv...

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Posted by beyondexecution on July 13, 2011 at 2:35 PM Comments comments ()


The title comes from a line in Adam Sandler's movie "The Waterboy". The main character's mother, in attempts to keep him on (her view) of the straight and narrow, tells him "<Fill in the blank> is the DEVIL!" The ones used in the movie were: school, football and girls.


I finished up a stint with the government (lessons learned to come in an upcoming blog post). During my time, there was a Director who wanted to avoid any shape or form...

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