Monday, 23 May 2011

The Mentalist

The Mentalist seems to have an avid dislike of pen and paper!  There’s a firm belief that “keeping it all up here” is a much better approach to planning and staying organised.  There’s a perception that writing things down can be too restrictive and might block any creative flow that might be going on.
The Mentalist’s fellow bandits find this an “interesting” approach and are careful what tasks and responsibilities they pass on; it’s almost impossible to keep track of the progress being made, especially if the Mentalist isn’t around that day.  Maybe the Mentalist likes to feel indispensible?  It’s certainly an approach to time management that makes it difficult for anyone else to notice when help might be required or to dovetail their own work with that of our “head case” bandit.
It’s an approach that’s served the Mentalist well for quite a while but lately, as activity for the gang has picked up,  it hasn’t being going so well!  Important rendezvous have been forgotten, key tasks have slipped and people are starting to get annoyed!  The Mentalist’s brain is cluttered; there’s just too much going on to keep track of.
Writing things down doesn’t have to be viewed as a sign of weakness!  Writing things down doesn’t have to constrain your creativity!  There are many ways to track activity and they don’t have to be onerous or boring.  I’ve recently written an article on 6 great uses for the post it note – a handy little tool that might be a great help to the Mentalist.  Let me know if you’d like a copy.

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