Three Questions to Help You Keep Perspective

Friday looked to be like any other day. I got up, had breakfast, and left the house around 8:30 for a day of meetings. We had planned on having another couple over for dinner that night and a day trip with our son on Saturday. About noon, Patty called me saying she had a pain in her abdomen since getting up and it was getting worse. I asked her if she wanted me to come home. She told me she didn't need me home, but that we should probably cancel dinner in the event she had something contagious. I was out for a few more hours and came home to her sitting on the couch, saying the pain wasn't going away. Her temperature was 101. We talked to a tele nurse who suggested it might be an infection and that we should go to urgent care. After a short wait we got checked in. The pain continued on, now accompanied by nausea. They ran blood tests then, after seeing the results, decided to do a computed tomography (CT) scan of her abdomen. What did the blood tests reveal? Why the CT scan? W

Tomorrow (Almost) Never Comes

Tom looked at the clock. "Midnight," he said to himself as he took a sip of coffee. The milestone review for the second phase of the project was the next day. As he updated the project plan, he came across the organizational change management tasks that were supposed to be done in phase one that got pushed to phase two. He saw that the tasks were still zero percent complete. "We'll pick them up later," he said to himself as he added the tasks to the phase three workplan. During the milestone review the next day, Tom's manager, Gayle, asked about the incomplete organizational change management tasks. "Ran out of time," Tom said. "We'll get them done in phase three." "Isn't that what you told me three months ago during our phase one review?" Gayle asked. Tom looked down. "Um, yeah," he said. "Phase three is even more intense than phase two, what makes you think you'll get the OCM tasks done in pha