When I was serious about triathlons, I learned a term from my running coach: Junk Miles. Junk miles are runs that have no purpose. They wear on your body and don’t have any training purpose. The point is – every time you […]
In our business culture, we do a peculiar thing. We take people who are extraordinary at their jobs and then give them new jobs for which they have never been trained and in which they have no expertise. That’s crazy. And maybe you suspect that I have […]
When we work virtually, we lose some obvious touch-points of organizational life. Many of those practical challenges have been well-explored. For example, almost every organization has learned to replicate meetings, measure productivity and output, and even to replace social gathering like happy hours and all-hands […]
As we near the end of the year, I thought I would share with you a long video conversation about strategy and strategic planning. Francis Wade (my former consulting partner and dear friend) and I took the time to explore our shared approach to strategic planning in a […]
In business, we regularly promote our best and brightest performers to positions in which they have absolutely no expertise, experience or knowledge. Yes, we do. Not only that, we expect them to perform brilliantly although they have received no instruction, training, practice or correction.
“Nonsense” you say. “People […]