The writer John McPhee observed that, if you stand with your arms outstretched to represent the whole history of the Earth, complex organisms began evolving only at the far wrist, while ‘in a single stroke with a medium-grained nail file you could eradicate human history’.
1) Keep a list of what needs to be done
2) Create a habitual time to get things done, keep your energy in mind
3) Set yourself up for Small Wins
4) Focus on what will not change
5) If you need people’s help, there are two arguments you must make, analytical and emotional
6) People will not change unless the change makes their job easier, you remove all other options, or sometimes if it makes something possible as long as the reward is proximate to the effort
7) Give them charge and then give them room