Strategy

You Need a Symbiote

You Need a Symbiote

Shopkeepers take note! Always place your beer near the diapers. A research analyst noticed a correlation between…
The Easiest Thing to do is Nothing

The Easiest Thing to do is Nothing

As my friend rounded the track, the car entered a long straightaway and accelerated to…
How to Help People through the Limboland of Change

How to Help People through the Limboland of...

One of my clients is working on a huge project. Lots of systems, lots of…
Clean up after your project or kill your credibility

Clean up after your project or kill your...

In most offices there yet remains a very old technology: the bulletin board. And I’m…
Your Job Is Not To Get The Best Performance From Your People

Your Job Is Not To Get The Best...

OK, I’ll admit, that is a misleading title. Because that is your job. It’s just…
Need productivity? Skip meetings

Need productivity? Skip meetings

I’ve been managing a team under significant time pressures to create and rollout training while…
Leading change at the micro level

Leading change at the micro level

“It’s not zero.”After illness and injuries that kept me away from the gym for a…
Your “Lessons Learned” Sessions are a Waste of Time

Your “Lessons Learned” Sessions are a Waste of...

A few years ago I sat down with a senior project manager to swap stories…
How to Ensure Your Strategy is Strategic

How to Ensure Your Strategy is Strategic

“How do you know if a strategy is getting off track?”This was one of several…
Are You Change Intolerant?

Are You Change Intolerant?

I don’t know why that family is smiling. In about one minute that kid is…