I've chosen to communicate to me team, with a well structured priority piece that they receive Monday afternoon by fax, and placed on a company intranet available for them Tuesday morning. Due to the visit, my business review and subsequent weekly priorities was not done until late Monday night, so after flying out at 5 am, the laptop was still burning until 10pm.
So why do I tell you this. It's certainly not to impress you....but I did need to ensure that my effective communication was maintained to my team. I needed to add value to them, even though the process would be difficult. I knew the easy way out, was not an option. These are the things I need to impress upon you. Instead of hoping for the best, I ensured I created my best!
So, when people suggest that you need to give your best, make sure you understand exactly what your best is. Only you know.......