Managing by Facts

Came across another good synopsis of Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense over at Strategy + Business.  Here’s a hint at the content: The most striking thing about evidence-based management is that it forces executives to be curious, not

Perspective and Capacity

How do you determine how well your effort is going?  Do you base your determination on past performance (year over year)?  Do you benchmark against other similar projects in your area?  How do you determine whether you’re succeeding? I think

Happy July 4th!!!

The Howell’s are hanging out at home today.  The smoker’s going.  Later there’ll be some really good brisket, the best potato salad in America, Mark’s special baked beans, and brownies with ice cream for dessert.  Good times. This morning I

Postponing the Future

All of us have been in discussions that were clearly about the future…but we just couldn’t shake loose from the one person locked in the present.  Or even worse, still in the past.  If you haven’t picked up a copy