tompeters! always brilliant

dispatches from the new world of work

Beyond Your “To Do” List.
Waaaay Beyond Your “To Do” List.

Nothing wrong with a thoughtful “To do” list. Everything right about it, in fact, unless your engineer-like devotion to it as such is that you stick to it no matter what—and some “must-do newbies” come along. There is a lot to say for inflexibility—and flexibility. (Go figure—management is an art.)

In any event, I want to use this space to say that “To do” lists are not enough—not nearly enough. In fact I want to urge three other daily “must” lists be added to your morning cogitations.