“that’s the way we’ve always done it” isn’t a strategy

Business is at a cross-roads. Business gets done for, through, and by people. Unfortunately, the human side of business has not evolved at the pace of technology, has not kept up with changing expectations, and is anchoring business in the past. Leadership is at a cross-roads. The dictatorial command and control philosophy so repugnant in … Read more“that’s the way we’ve always done it” isn’t a strategy

a walk in the park

Cool crisp morning air. Mist blanketing the river. Lush lawns and trees in full bloom. It felt great being outside, walking around in the large park, watching the world ease into the day. Soon the participants for the class I was leading on innovation would be arriving. Walking along the river I noticed how different my … Read morea walk in the park

ignoring the success stories

There’s two kinds of business success stories that everyone talks about and then learns nothing from. The first is the upstart business that is just doing things disruptively different. Their organizational structure and processes go against the cookie cutter business school best practices. Companies like Valve with its completely flat org chart and BrewDog with … Read moreignoring the success stories

Stability is a dangerous illusion: a brief review of “Adaptability” by Max McKeown

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. ~ W. Edwards Deming In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. ~ Eric Hoffer Change. Everyone talks about it, many fear it, but what do you do with it? The … Read moreStability is a dangerous illusion: a brief review of “Adaptability” by Max McKeown