I went to the doctor the other month with a headache and he hit over the head with a plank of wood. Wrong solution. Made things worse.
I went to another and he gave me 500mg of Ibuprofen. Right solution, but not enough to calm the symptoms.
I went to third doctor and he prescribed 1kilogram of Ibuprofen. I spent 1 month in hospital getting over it.
A final doctor told me that what I needed was the minimum effective dose: The right amount of the right stuff to get the desired results. Not less, not more and not something else.
In all things effectiveness, leadership and communication, its the same story. I’ll take a presentation as an example:
- Don’t use a table when a graph would be better. Don’t give technical facts when a story would be easier to understand.
- Make sure you give enough content to make your point
- ..but not so much as to send them to sleep (or the hospital if it’s really bad!)
Minimum Effective Dose, introduced to me by Tim Ferriss in his great book “The Four Hour Body”, is THE guiding principle for personal effectiveness, leadership and communication.
Ask yourself (always):
- What MUST I have/say/do/be to get what I want?
- What is “just a bit more” with no real impact, or worse still: negative impact?
- What is the RIGHT WAY to get what I want?
- What approach would not be appropriate?
Are you doing the MED right now?
How can you apply the MED principle to your own work?
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Today, I went to the beach front with my children.
I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.”
She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her
ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely
off topic but I had to tell someone!
Made me smile 🙂
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