Complexity is the Enemy of Execution

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A quick thought for you today; Complexity is the enemy of execution.

I see this theme play over and over in my 1:1 coaching sessions. And if I’m honest, I see it play out in my own work at times as well.

The more complex a task seems, the less chance there is of it getting done.

That’s why I like simple, actionable axioms such as, “Do the closest thing to money first” (per Peter Leffkowitz), and “Aim for 1 sendout (interview) per day and whatever else you can get done by 5pm”. 

Wherever possible, gravitate towards minimalism on your desk. Ask, “What tasks can I subtract in order to gain clarity and leverage”?

I’ll leave you with a related quote from Einstein that I absolutely love, “Everything Should Be Made as Simple as Possible, But Not Simpler”.

Good hunting.

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About Gary Stauble

Some people live to work, I work to live. I view recruiting as a means to an end – it’s a way to get more of what you really want from your life. Those things include financial rewards, self determination, expressing your talent, control of your schedule, more freedom, more fun and providing an extraordinary service for your clients. I assist owners and their teams in implementing leading edge strategies that create the biggest results with the least required effort.

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