Using the minimum to get the maximum

Nowadays, news outlets are full of stories concerning the scarcity of resources. Economic pressures are the norm for many people. With this in mind, using the minimum to get the maximum seems a valid response to the moment.

However, instead of interpreting the notion of ‘using the minimum to get the maximum’ as a call to ‘just get by, we can think of the minimum as being the lowest level of excellence that, in any case, produces the best or maximum possible results.

In this context, using the minimum to get the maximum is all about awareness and how we appreciate rather than waste the time, energy and ability we have available for each activity.

Knowing ‘work expands to fill the time available’ (Parkinson’s Law), isn’t it better to be frugal with our resources such as time and use whatever is saved for more meaningful purposes?

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM FCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate clients and individuals, mainly motivated young and mid-life professionals who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate course Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

In past semesters, he additionally taught the International graduate course Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and the Interfaculty postgraduate course Training through drama and coaching for work.

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