I heard this in a movie I saw recently…

“Wars are won one battle at a time. Battles are won one bullet at a time.”

I wondered about this…

And then yesterday a guy I am working with on a project made some mistakes. He did know how to do it well, so this was simple lack of attention. He wasn’t thinking about each bullet.

That has cost me two hours of extra work, and also cost him extra work to put it right. It reminds me of a quote. “Never time to do it right, but always time to do it again.”

Often getting the detail right can make or break getting the job right. If this is the case and someone says “I don’t do detail”, are they in the right job?

For a good checklist of other things to consider when correcting poor performance, click here.

My best wishes, Paul
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