Someone asked me recently about mattfrye-isms. If you've ever worked for or with me, you've heard them, and I have a favorite. They asked me why I say it. Is it cool? Is it funny? Well, it can be both, but mostly it's a compact way of saying my work philosophy, especially as a manager.
Let's - My Dad once told me "being a manager means 'do this,' but being a leader means 'let's do this thing together.'" I couldn't agree more. IT is a world where many line managers are still hands-on, at least in terms of making technical decisions, and we need to be prepared to do the things we ask of our employees.
Do - Is there any better way of conveying the concept of action? "To be is to do" - Socrates; "To do is to be" - Sartre; "Do Be Do Be Do" - Sinatra
This - One thing done at a time, and done well. That's my fusion of the Unix philosophy (do one thing well), David Allen's Getting Things Done, and the mattfrye-ism "Stay Focused."