When you have "futuring" exercises are you conciously working to keep your present from absolutely determining where you are going to end up? Or are you simply leaving the future to be predetermined by the way you’re currently doing what
LAKERS! Didn’t see it live…but saw it on ESPN’s video recap. Here’s a great shot of Kobe capping off a drive to the hoop with a jam over Yao Ming. Boo Yau!
Ever been in a situation where a group was working through what to do about a current problem and the only solutions were answers from the past? Kind of a "this is the way we always do it" prescription? One
Ok, you’ve been to the conference and taken great notes, had really good team debriefs, even talked at length with the presenters. Now you’re ready to come home and implement the great practices that you picked up. Been there? The
Just picked up The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Bob Sutton. The key idea? So often we know what to do…and we just don’t do it. After observing the behavior of so
According to Peter Drucker, "the allocation of capital and people will determine whether the organization will do well or poorly." So a key question might be, are you properly allocated? How serious are you about what you’re doing? Serious enough
In the last few days there have been a number of stories coming out of Yahoo about their reorganization at the top. In Tuesday’s NY Times story there are some really interesting take-aways that have definite application for all of
Over the years I’ve found it essential to read broadly. Spending time reading in a variety of disciplines enables creativity and strategic thinking. So I read all kinds of things. In the last two years listening broadly has become increasingly
"The early bird may get the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese."
Today is my chance to stop and think through the books that have engaged my brain in the last 12 months. There are others, but these are the five best. Albert Einstein said, “The significant problems we face cannot be