Here is my view of the main theme of Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman’s most excellent book on how people think and make decisions. It is a great read. One key point… Continue reading
Yep. Most organizations do not seem to get things very aligned. But the reality is that things can actually work out just fine. Remember to celebrate the success!
It takes a lot of crap for people to finally get mad, but when they do, you can often hear a loud, “POP” as the pin hits the balloon. You can expect no… Continue reading
On issues of progress and improvement, as viewed from being up to your axles in mud and dealing with alligators. One from our Lost Dutchman framework of how to improve teamwork and the… Continue reading
Here are some thoughts about performing to capability and motivation:
I thought this a solid and simple way of representing the business improvement opportunity that exists for most managers in most organizations:
I saw some slogans for traveling and thought that they made pretty funny captions for Square Wheels One: Performance Management Company sells easy to use toolkits for generating better involvement, engagement and innovation.
I thought these comments were pretty funny, so here they are:
There is this one, too. Balance is critical for good leadership. (And I sent this one out after flubbing an email to a group of customers.)
Organizations need alignment in order to make efficient and effective progress on the journey forward. This is how it should look!
This is a poem, but it is also the punchline to my Favorite Closing Story, “The Moose Joke!” You can click on the image to go to a download page for the joke.
A few thoughts on managing change and improvement:
People often feel tied down, dis-engaged and un-involved. That leads to being demotivated and hamstrung. Involving them is straightforward. Click on the image to read about some ideas.
In many organizations, the thrill of competition tends to make it more fun to compete than collaborate. Innocent sabotage is a common happening.
Unseen potential is always there. Good ideas can come from unexpected places.
Getting things done? Maybe. What changes do we need?
Sometimes, we get up to our axles in mud and we need to consider that there might be a different way to address issues of performance, rather than doing the same old thing… Continue reading
A Haiku on dealing with the mud of the journey forward. Note that you are NOT on the road… Do things better and differently. Please Like this if you LIKE this! Have FUN… Continue reading