“You can go to heaven if you want. I'd rather stay in Bermuda.” —Mark Twain There are, of course, many compelling reasons to take a vacation, but here is one that reconciles with … [Read more...] about Leading strategy? The three key ingredients for rejuvenation. Post 2 of 3
“Going faster and faster leads either to immediate lift off or eventually to a grinding halt. Slow down to go faster.”—Gail Severini Executing strategy is exhausting―both … [Read more...] about Leading strategy? The business case for rejuvenation. Post 1 of 3
At the Association of Change Management Professionals’ annual conference last week, I participated on and moderated a panel of four great practitioners titled “Perks and Perils - … [Read more...] about Optimizing internal and external change management (presentation and tip sheet)
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”—Aristotle A couple of years ago I was working with a great team of consultants (externals) on a major strategic change for a … [Read more...] about “Organ rejection” and other reactions to consultants
“Be careful what you ask for cause you just might get it.” Refrain from “When I Grow Up” by The Pussycat Dolls Many organizations are chasing the “innovation” strategy. We want … [Read more...] about Breakthrough innovation is uncomfortable―get through it. Post 2
“I wouldn’t give a fig for simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my right arm for the simplicity on the far side of complexity.”―Oliver Wendell Holmes What does … [Read more...] about Breakthrough innovation is “simplicity on the far side of complexity.” Post 1
You don’t need shallow platitudes. You need deep insight and sober resolve from battle-scarred resources. Want your kids to grow up? “Stop cooking with cheese!” There is a … [Read more...] about Are you tired of cheesy advice about change?
“In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.” Albert Einstein Kids these days have a phrase: “FAIL.” It means something like “epic failure” and … [Read more...] about Breakthroughs in strategy
“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the … [Read more...] about Longing for the endless immensity of great leadership
We have been hunkered down for a couple of years following the recession. In early 2012, I was hopeful that organizations would break back out. However, it seems to me that this … [Read more...] about Leadership sightings—Who inspires you?