W Brandon Martin
W Brandon Martin
Doing the best with what's left

Organizational Discipline - Planning & Solitude

Organizational Discipline - Planning & Solitude

Why practice organizational discipline?

I met with a group of High School students on April 13, 2018 and offered them unsolicited advice. I wanted to offer the same advice through the blog because it is fundamental to communicating.

Consultants learn on day one that image is everything. Personal brand is everything, but that is a future conversation. The image we portray conveys our expertise and our confidence. Start every day planning in solitude and consider:

  • What are my goals for the day?
  • What task gets me in trouble next?
  • What time commitments do I have today?
  • What commitments need attention for delivery this week, this month?
  • How will I respond to changes to the calendar.

Modify the list for your personal style, but gather your thoughts before starting the day. This discipline differentiates you from others who can’t manage their commitments. Failure to manage commitments breaches trust. No one listens without trusting the source.

Additional recommendations for practicing organizational discipline:

[Photo by Eric Sanman from Pexels] (https://www.pexels.com/photo/group-of-person-walking-in-mountain-1365425/)