Rocklin. Not So Cal. But not so bad. Went up to Lake Tahoe yesterday to scout out an after Christmas get-away. Places here you can’t see just anywhere. Historic. Breathtaking. Cool. Sunday evening. Burgers. The great onion rings from the
All to often I’m finding that failing or faltering organizations know they are using hard-to-understand terminology but keep doing it anyway. Sometimes they think it makes them seem impressive. Other times they believe that using an arcane word (hard-to-understand) that
You have a worldview. I have a worldview. Most important…your potential customers have a worldview. If your strategy is based on your worldview and if your worldview isn’t in sync with your potential customers…you’re probably not going to reach them.
Ever taken a big long drink of a carton of milk that had already expired? I have. Twice! After a long day on the consulting trail, I stopped into a convenience store to pick up a carton of milk and
If you haven’t seen the Daughtry video you really must. Very, VERY, inspiring. Here’s the link: What About Now?
I have certain tapes, CDs, podcasts, etc. that I must listen to periodically in order to stay on the right path strategically. I found a new one last week and it is rattling my cage. If you’re in this business
Poolside. 4:25 p.m. 80°F Listening to a little Long Road Out of Eden. Good times in Rocklin. Eric just fixed the small mosquito inhibitor…also known as the citronella distributor. Necessary here…unless you’re down with West Nile. We found a great
How often have you performed a "postmortem" on a project or strategy that has failed? Ever tried a "premortem?" Me either. Sounds like a good idea though! Here’s how it could work: Leader briefs the team on the project then
If you haven’t subscribed to Tom Peter’s Daily Quote you can do it right here. This was today’s idea from In Search of Excellence: Delightfully, our research showed that some very human "basics"–doing rather than talking, focusing on the growth
If you caught the Andy Stanley sound bite on assumptions, you might be interested in this recap of the HBR article, When Growth Stalls that probably played a role in its development. You can download the HBR article itself right