Delivering a project full tilt towards ever challenging deadlines can drive us into the weeds. Demands of ‘do more, with less, faster’ challenge us to roll up our sleeves and be super-heroes. Our instincts can lead us to rush to hone our scope and focus on landing whatever we can. Later our reflective hindsight can leave us wondering how and where we lost our common sense – ours and that of our team? Although frequently counterintuitive, the simple answer is to stop and think. Really……..just stop and think but do so properly. Step back, take stock, look at the wider situation. Breathe and think…and common sense will come flooding back.