Writing S-l-o-w-l-y: Tracking Your Train of Thought

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to enhance your decision making process. Reading time: 4:24

          Of course you can text and tweet with the best of them. You have the fastest thumbs on executive row and you relish every opportunity to prove your digital dexterity –at your fingertips and in cyberspace. Whoa!  Hold on there Thumb Dumb.

        How sweet would your tweets be if you could use only one thumb?

      What if you then you had to stop every five keystrokes?

       What if you then had to take a two second break–before continuing your tweet –five strokes on, two seconds off?  No way you say.

           Now let’s up the ante. What if you had to write a status report –or even a book– with that same texting limitation –one thumb, 3 key strokes on 2 seconds off? No way, you say.

Hold On There Thumb Dumb

          Yet slowing down your tweets and text just might speed up your transition to the executive suite . After all, tweets  and texts are anathema to the most effective leadership thinking. At least if you consider the writing process our forefathers used to write the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States. With a quill pen. An ink well. And the forced intermittency to dip one in the other. S-L-O-W-L-Y.

        How would your leadership decision-making change if  you were forced to tweet and text more slowly?  Continue reading “Writing S-l-o-w-l-y: Tracking Your Train of Thought”