Ready or not?

“The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s 11:30.” – Lorne Michaels

These are the words of Saturday Night Live founder Lorne Michaels. If they would wait for the show to be ready, it would probably never go on. Because it can always be made better.

Better is the enemy of the good. Better ideas kill good ideas. But also, the prospect of a better idea can keep good ideas from shipping.

The art is in finding the balance. Saturday Night Live have found that balance in their weekly schedule. It’s a public schedule. They promise to ship every week. They ship the best work they could come up with in one week. No better. But no worse.

How do you determine that it’s time to ship?

How clear is your thinking?

Answer 9 quick questions to find out:

Read More

A mismatch?

A few things people care about: feeling seen and heard appreciation for their effort their family their employees a day off with their children improving

Read »

Hearing what we say

Mary says: “I think it’s important that we focus on stability.”Taylor adds: “It’s also important that we focus on efficiency.”Mary says: “There seems to be

Read »

Justifying a meeting

If you want to be responsible with people’s times, you need to justify the need for a meeting from quite a number of angles, each

Read »
Dr. Michael Gerharz

Dr. Michael Gerharz


Crack the
Clarity Code!

Think, speak, and lead with clarity!
  • Start your day with a boost of clarity
  • New posts every weekday
  • Special offers
You can opt-out any time but I think you’ll really like what you get. Please see my privacy terms.