Tuesday, January 11, 2005

A Day In The Life: Tuesday

Today's entry in the week's detailed life blog. All times Pacific.
  • 6:00 am: Wake, check and respond to email, get driving directions to morning client online and check traffic.

  • 6:30 am: 30 minutes on the elliptical trainer in the hotel gym, which has been moved to a covered vestibule by the pool while they refurbish the workout room. At first this seems a pain in the ass, but with it raining like hell and a view of the pool and palm trees, it turns out being quite cool. Read USA Today while exercising.

  • 7:00 am: Respond to an important email and read comments on Grand Staircase.

  • 7:15 am: Make coffee in room, shower, dress, send another email, write and post The Morning Read.

  • 8:30 am: Leave hotel. Realize earlier traffic report was highly erroneous; sit in traffic on the 805 heading to Del Mar. While in car check in with the office, listen to voice mail, leave a message for a client, and talk with another.

  • 9:10 am: Arrive at client location. Notice the sky is clearing as I enter the building (it's been raining here for two weeks); admire whitecaps on the ocean from the parking lot.

  • 9:10 am - 11:45 am: Coaching session with client. Topic: 2005 strategy messages and communication game plan.

  • 11:45 am: Conclude coaching session. Depart client and drive to second client location. Once again admire ocean from the parking lot; during drive discuss the firm's web site with graphic designer and admire F-18s doing touch and gos at Miramar.

  • 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm: Pick up client for coaching session over lunch (location: great place in San Diego's china town; menu: savory whole crab and pepper beef ... excellent, both). Topics: giving feedback and managing upward, as well as a dicey relationship with a peer.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Meet next client for next coaching session. We go to Starbucks because there are no meeting rooms available. Topic: Giving feedback, increasing visibility among team, and possible projects to "wow" senior leadership. Spend most of the session sitting outside in the sun. Try Starbucks' new Chantico. Hot chocolate on steroids. Have one before you die. Have two, and you just might.

  • 3:30 pm: Drop off client and wait in lobby for 4:00 pm coaching session. Check email, check office voice mail, and return a client call.

  • 4:00 pm - 7:15 pm: Final coaching session of day with final client of day. Topics: results of 360-degree feedback process, update on coaching work with subordinates, executive polish and presence.

  • 7:15 pm: Depart client office, listen to jets ramping up at Miramar (night ops tonight, I suppose) and return to hotel. Check email in car and call wife to say good night; ditch plans to eat in La Jolla given late hour.

  • 7:30 pm: Arrive at hotel. Continue conversation with wife. Check and respond to email, order room service. Take call from consultant from firm with which we have a partnership. Topic: communication strategy for impeding ERP at joint client. Read blogs; call airline regarding upgrade status for next week's flights to / from Barcelona; post to Grand Staircase. Pre-pack for tomorrow's departure.

  • 10:30 pm: Lights out.

2 Comments:

At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mentioned the rain. Are you seeing any signs of the devastion that's occuring from the rain and mudslides that we have seen on t.v.? g

 
At 10:21 PM, Blogger Everett said...

The streams were running very full, but other than than, none.

 

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