I was listening to the replay of the Spurs/Grizzlies game this morning while I was giving my daughter her bottle. I heard this exchange between Mike Breen and Hubie Brown about Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins:
A big influence on Lionel Hollins… he says that Ramsey helped him prepare to coach while [Lionel] was playing. Jack Ramsey gave him freedom to make decisions on the court and grow as a player… he said he was like a parent and Jack Ramsey was like a role model for any walk of life… the unbelievable impact that Jack Ramsey had on Lionel Hollins.
When I look at my team and people I deal with inside my organization, I can only hope that they will one day speak of me in the same glowing terms.
NREI posted an article referencing the fact that employment is a leading indicator for office market health. While I think continued employment growth will help reduce office vacancies, there may be some decoupling between these two data points.
If my clients are any indication, there is a significant trend towards doing more with less. Private offices are getting smaller if they haven’t been elimimated all together. Employers are also encouraging telecommuting and office sharing for employees that aren’t in the office full-time.
I think pinning hope on an improving labor market is a formula for failure.
The question becomes whether landlords with existing and aging stock will think creatively about how to redeploy vacant office space. Will it continue to sit vacant and act as a drag on the market, will they retrofit it for am adaptive reuse, or will they demolish it and build something different?
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I’ve had two separate instances this week where somebody said to me, “If I had to guess…”
This speculation didn’t contribute to the dialogue nor did it provide a breakthrough in strategic direction.
If you don’t know the answer (especially if a question that wasn’t even asked) don’t take a guess.
Take a step back, develop a plan, and then go execute.
There’s nothing wrong with silence.
Daniel Pink’s “To Sell Is Human”