Get On With It

Writing and drawings about work, family and the stuff in-between

Tag: problem solving

  • Communicating with awareness (aka being present and awake with each other)

    Communicating with awareness (aka being present and awake with each other)

    I’ve written before about the challenges of listening well and how important it is to practice, but that previous post didn’t include any guidance as to how. I also shared five questions for exploring another’s perspective, but that supposed you are really hearing someone in the first place. So I was happy to come across […]

  • On the value (and difficulty) of listening

    On the value (and difficulty) of listening

    Listening well is super hard. At first, it appears that listening requires much less work, and is less important, than other aspects of communication like formulating a bullet-proof counterpoint, a witty come-back, or some smart advice. You don’t really need to do much to listen right? It doesn’t seem like enough, and yet, much of […]

  • How to make good decisions

    How to make good decisions

    You are constantly making decisions in your life and your work. How do you ensure you are making the best decisions you can? The short answer is that you have to practice it. The longer answer is that decision-making is a skill and it is learned like every other skill. There are hundreds (thousands?) of […]

  • Losing vs gaining

    Losing vs gaining

    When you are relying on others to get something done, and it isn’t getting done, or it isn’t what you wanted, it’s easy to feel like you are losing something. Nobody wants to be a loser. How can you turn your loss into a gain?

  • A debug mindset

    A debug mindset

    I came across this image (from a Julia Evans tweet) last night and I was thinking about it a lot today. Although it’s about software debugging it’s applicable to hard problems of any kind.