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Judith F Miller
Remodelers: numbers are your friend, numbers are fun! Let me show you why.
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Judith F Miller Mar 14
HAPPY PI Day - regardless of whether you like PI (I like the theory) or PIE (I like the actual, peach please) this is an interesting read for the geeks among us, of which I count myself:
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Judith F Miller Mar 12
Here's a good mantra for the week ahead: "Manage yourself in the midst of ambiguity." Good luck; may your week be full of clarity!
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Judith F Miller Mar 10
Sorry, I pushed "tweet" too fast: it should read "the most important 40 minutes you spend all week." Perhaps if your clients read this before meeting, they would better understand your budget and schedule.
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Judith F Miller Mar 10
What do "planning fallacy," "coordination neglect," and "optimism bias" all have in common? They all share the blame for "Why All Your Projects are Always Late - and What to do About it." This might be the most important minutes you spend all week!
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Judith F Miller Mar 8
Recently a few clients have told me they have been losing bids because the final estimate was significantly higher than the "ballpark." Perhaps during the recent expansive economic times we've become over confident. Here's Freakanomics take on it:
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Judith F Miller Feb 27
Make money in 2018 and FILL YOUR WAR CHEST. Who knows what's happening in 2019!
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Judith F Miller Dec 6
Paul E runs an amazing company; if he writes specs in this detail YOU SHOULD TOO!
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Judith F Miller 5 Mar 17
If you have been "making hay while the sun shines" I hope you've saved some for cloudy days. Perhaps in the fall?
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Judith F Miller 13 Feb 17
Do more, do it faster, do it better ..... Pareto's Principle, repackaged for current times, rises to the top:
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Judith F Miller 5 Jan 17
Happy New Year - I've packed 2016 into boxes while chanting: ONE STEP AT A TIME! May 2017 be a good year for you & yours & for the WORLD!
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Judith F Miller 11 Dec 16
When owners tell me their new hire as production manager is great but hates computers I shudder.
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Judith F Miller 3 Dec 16
Saturday is usually spent with my family and today was no exception. But it started with a Sci-Fi article:
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Judith F Miller 29 Nov 16
Getting your message across can be hard: you think (operative word) that your employees understand. Do they really?
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Judith F Miller 28 Nov 16
December fast approaches: prepare now for year end. That should make January a "piece of cake!" Here's how -
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Judith F Miller 5 Nov 16
When I inherited an Indiana corn/soybean farm I started to read farm publications. It's a lot like remodeling.
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Judith F Miller 3 Nov 16
Blaise said "the 'seat on the the bus' has to be in place FIRST and only THEN do you put the right person in the 'seat.' Makes sense!
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Judith F Miller 3 Nov 16
Blaise McDonald, a new member of the Nova RA group, wowed us with his summation of the Vision/Traction/Organizer -
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Judith F Miller 16 Oct 16
Here's a great place to start with strategic planning: simple and elegant.
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Judith F Miller 16 Oct 16
"Core Values do not add value if the behavior of those in power in organizations do not demonstrate them at work."
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Judith F Miller 16 Oct 16
Working on Vision/Misson/Values today as part of a client strategic plan. Do you have yours in place?
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