"People learn what you teach them; not what you intend to teach them."
I just came back from an office building where a sign on a doorway clearly stated, "This is not an entrance." Hmm. Did that mean that I was to use the door next to it or go outside and enter through some other place?
Here's another: "Don't prepare lengthy, time-consuming RFPs unless it is obvious that they (the all-omniscient 'they') really want one." OK. Should I prepare a lengthy RFP if I have a template that allows me to generate one quickly?
We're all looking for clear direction in order to do a solid job. "Dont's" do not always define the "Dos."
The human mind cannot process a negative and automatically turn it into a positive action intended by another. Period. Even if you are crystal clear about what you don't want, the people around you simply don't know what to do.
This week: Where will you take time to be crystal clear about what you do want? You'll be surprised at the increase in goal-directed activity.