The last few months have taken me on a fascinating journey into design thinking. Books like The Design of Business by Roger Martin, Tim Brown’s Change by Design, and Design-Driven Innovation by Robert Verganti have given me a language and
What motivates what you do? Is it money? Is it reward or recognition? Turns out that what motivates most of us isn’t what we’ve thought. You may remember author Daniel Pink from his bestseller, A Whole New Mind. He’s back
What happens when the thing your organization is really good at…no longer matters? You know, when what put you at the top of the charts no longer is in demand? Or maybe it still is but it’s not exactly what
How tuned in is your organization? I asked a friend who had just moved to a new organization, “How’s the new reality?” He said, “To borrow a phrase from Leonard Sweet, I live in the Google Era, but my work
My friend Will Mancini wrote and interesting article in mid-December and challenged all of his readers to learn to drip vision. He followed that post up with a challenge to drip vision every day. Today Mac Lake, leadership guru/practitioner extraordinaire,
Sometimes you can tell from the name of something what it’s all about. I think you can tell from the name of StrategyCentral that I think having a strategy, thinking strategically, and action strategically are all pretty central to effectiveness.
I get sent a lot of books. I skim a lot of them. There are some that I make a serious attempt because it’s on a topic that grabs me. A few pull me in from page one and never
I don’t know about you…but I love the creativity of Duarte Designs. Nancy Duarte and her team have created a consistent stream of very creative stuff for a long time. Her book, slide:ology, is a really helpful part of my
I don’t know about you, but I love a really cool logo. Tripped across this collection over at creativefan.com today and thought you might want to check it out. My personal favorite? Check it out…and be inspired.
Do you know what the mission of your organization is? Maybe you don’t know the exact verbiage…but do you know the mission? Could you explain it if asked? What about your teammates or the newest members of your organization? Could