Addicted to More

Addicted to More

‘More’ addiction may be killing your teams’ productivity, your employees’ morale, and ultimately – your ability to compete.  The need for ‘more’ is greater than ever. If your team, your group, your org or your company doesn’t have more to do than they can possibly get done, then this probably won’t be very interesting reading…

Companies Can’t Afford Predictability

Companies Can’t Afford Predictability

Once again, there is a misunderstanding about Agility in the world today, this time it’s about commitment and what that means. This issue is best recognized by buzzwords like “predictability”. Agile was created to accommodate frequent changes and flexibility especially when innovative products are being developed. The Agile Manifesto builds this concept right in. It’s…

Measure What Matters

Measure What Matters

I did it! I reached my 10k steps today. My watch congratulated me; I am so healthy! I will do it again tomorrow, and maybe even sign up for an ultra-marathon!   Some people may realize that taking 10k steps a day is not an accurate indicator of how much exercise you get each day or…

Innovation in a Time of Constant Crisis

Innovation in a Time of Constant Crisis

Reflecting on 2019, my consulting work had become hyper-focused on helping large enterprise organizations build new capabilities for innovation. The work often took shape in the form of launching an innovation lab, a startup accelerator, and various forms of ‘intrapreneurship’ programs. I was a busy man, and in many cases, clients were achieving real breakthrough…

Transformations: Crash Diets for the Business World?

Transformations: Crash Diets for the Business World?

Are Businesses Getting What They Need from Transformation?  There has been a lot of buzz about transformation over the years – entire industries have emerged as a result of the need for organizations to change in significant ways.     Having experienced a plethora of new paradigms and ways of working being introduced to companies, we’ve learned…