These are just some of the reasons why Focus was created

– Too busy for 1-2-1
– Too busy to get lunch
– In back to back meetings all week
– Late to important meetings
– Thinking being busy is work
– Complain how busy you are in every meeting
– Staring at yourself on videos calls not paying attention
– One person talks more than the whole group
– Can’t face another meeting with no actions!
– Working in “other peoples” meeting as no other time
– Awkward silence when asked “are there any questions”
“Have you spoken to x” – instead of owning the problem
– Being double booked as default
– Not sure if I should hit send to raise another problem
– Editing PowerPoint slides with 5 minutes to spare before next meeting
– Reforecasting for the third time this week with the list of same points previously raised
– Another meeting to make a “decision”
– Only reading the exec summary of someone else’s meeting pre read
– In another weekly team meeting without any delivery or moving any meaningful numbers or targets
– Disagreeing to commit is only way to make “progress”
– Sitting silently to get out of the this meeting so don’t get anymore to dos
– Hard stops are constantly declared
– Waiting for the HIPPO to make the decision
– “I’m ok with that that decision IF” statements

These are all excuses and shows a bad company foundation.
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