Defending your methods

It is curious to me how often, when I am working with a business person to impact their productivity, they will spend time defending their way of doing things. It is curious on two basic levels:

First, their methods are not under attack – so no defense is necessary.

Second, we are working together to create a breakthrough in their productivity – their capacity to fulfill on their vision, mission, and goals. There is nothing wrong with their methods. However, they are not getting where they want to go. Or, they are spending far too much time on other things which are getting in the way of what they want to accomplish.

Since time is one of our most precious commodities – why spend time on things that get in the way? What if you could just spend your time on the things that are the BEST use of your time and talents?