Daily Archives: September 5, 2014


Communication is a Big Rock

Some experts say the average business executive spends 75% to 80% of their time communicating. If you are going to spend the majority of your time communicating it only makes sense to get as good at it as you can, wouldn’t you agree? When we think about the concept of putting first things first, or Big Rocks First, communication is definitely a big rock.                       Source: http://depts.washington.edu/mbaclub/businesscomm/system/files/whycommunicate.pdf


Big Rocks First

Big Rocks First Lots of people have heard of the 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle. The concept was named by a management consultant named Joseph Juran in 1906, after Vilfredo Pareto. Pareto was an Italian economist who first came across the idea of the 80/20 rule when he noticed that roughly 20% of the pea pods in his garden produced about 80% of the peas. He later observed that 20% of Italy’s land owners owned 80% of the country’s land. Over the years, this rough ratio has been observed in many contexts and has become a rule of thumb. This 80/20 rule […]