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Starting April 6th and ending June 1st (less than two months’ time), our company will have rolled out three major initiatives. These are not just so-so, middle-of-the-road initiatives. We are talking about the transition of our largest acquisition ever, the addition of a major new product line to our company and the adoption of a new back-end computing system. Never in my 20+ years at the company have we ever come close to pulling off so many big projects in such a brief period of time!

I wouldn’t put myself in the category of “organization guru”. However, in my role at work, I have many requests that come in daily. Lots of meetings and large time-consuming, data driven projects. Because I am frequently pulled away from what I am working on, I needed to come up with a system that worked for me. Amid all of the chaos, here’s how I stay organized...

I never thought I would be talking about patience, as it is one of the things that I have the least of in my life. I pretty much dislike waiting on something that I know can be done quicker, and this was all I ever knew, that is, until my wife and I had our son two years ago. That defining moment – when he entered our lives – will always be what can make me step back and let things progress in a timely fashion...