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A LinkedIn search reveals 2.64 million profiles that refer to themselves as “data driven”. I believe a true data driven decision is about as common as getting struck by lightning. We are human beings. Our decisions are shaped by our beliefs, biases, and emotions. We use data and logic toContinue reading “The myth of the data driven decision maker”
Getting your team to have an open and constructive conversation about future risks and challenges is hard, even for the best of teams. Consider the case of Adam (not his real name), a VP for a large global healthcare company. He built a new team with a mission to streamlineContinue reading “Time travel for open team conversations”
If Innovation is “1% Inspiration and 99% perspiration”, why are all business books focused on the 1%?
Inspiring stories sell books, but they unintentionally reinforce the myth of the Hero leader that has all the answers. As human beings we are drawn to great stories. They inspire us, connect us, and are a great source of learning. Narratives focused on the cult of success and the admirationContinue reading “If Innovation is “1% Inspiration and 99% perspiration”, why are all business books focused on the 1%?”
Success Theater means hitting short term goals while burning out your people, burning bridges, or eroding longer term business prospects. It means reporting “Green” status while things are going off the rails. When Alan Mulally joined Ford as CEO in 2006 the company was in bad shape and Success TheaterContinue reading “No more success theater”
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