Tag Archives: planning

What Appears to be Strategy Often is Not

I regularly engage in hansei (reflection) after each of my facilitation engagements. It’s a simple learning mechanism, essentially an after-action process of asking: what I expected to happen (my hypothesis if you will), what actually happened, and what explains the gap, if there is one. And there invariably is. The gap is where learning and insight live. It creates new knowledge. It’s ...

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Don’t Forget to Plan Your Exit

Simple question for you. What are your ambitions for your business? Simple, right? Why then do so many entrepreneurs and leaders of growing business have such a tough time answering it? It's always the first question I ask of the leaders I work with. Most often the response feels as though it hasn't been thought out; never even been considered. I usually get ...

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Changing the World – Step One

Do you want to change the world? Even just one tiny corner of your own world? Change often feels overwhelming, scary even, and frequently we don't know where to begin. So, if we're hoping to change the world, our world, whether that is with a big W or a little one, where should we begin?

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Built to Spread

We've all seen the viral videos that seemingly come out of nowhere to garner millions of views on YouTube, videos like this one where five people play one guitar singing Goyte's "Somebody That I Used to Know", which as of this date has garnered more than 163 million video views. Now, surely Goyte's version of the song couldn't have possibly garnered more views than this viral sensation that Walk Off the Earth's cover created, could it?

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Testing Headwinds of Change

Every year, millions of people “resolve” to lose weight. It’s the number one goal set each January 1. And by about this time each year, it’s the most abandoned one. There are dozens of theories about why that might be, but the explanation I like most is that our optimism tends to overpower any thought of contingency planning.

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How NOT To Innovate

Liberal vs. conservative, PC vs. Mac, Chevy vs. Ford. Seems there’s always two points of view, two approaches, two views. Or there’s a continuum. What about “innovation”? What are the opposing approaches to innovation?

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