I'm a frantic cook, always taking on more than I should considering I have 2 kids running around the house while I'm trying to cook. So mis en place is just not happening for me, unless I'm making chicken piccata. In that case, I always like to have everything prepped. For pretty much everything else I cook, I'm usually sauteing the onion while I chop the garlic and so on. So I can appreciate this article...
NYTs article: Cooking With Dexter: Prep School