You have to make time to lead

I did not agree with this advice when it was given to me. I argued it was wrong. I was young and not ready to hear this advice. However it stuck in the back of my mind and years later I later realized this was one of the best pieces of advice I ever received.Continue reading “You have to make time to lead”

3 Imperatives beyond your Covid19 Business Continuity Plans

Faced with the current Covid-19 uncertainty you are likely reassessing your strategy execution. Consider these 3 imperatives. Protect your people Your first action would have been focused on the health & safety of your people. Next step is to consider how your people can operate in a world where restrictions may be lifted slowly. People are theContinue reading “3 Imperatives beyond your Covid19 Business Continuity Plans”

If I would believe every business case I would have no people left

That is what an SVP leading a 2,000-person field service organization told me. Yet he would still approve these projects to move forward. The main problem is not that the business case is flawed, but that the leader has already made up his mind whether or not to support an initiative regardless of what theContinue reading “If I would believe every business case I would have no people left”

The 6 elements that drive a pragmatic Technology strategy

Strategy is about making deliberate tradeoffs, and Technology strategy is no exception to this. You have many good ideas, but not enough time, money or people to pursue them all. There are many articles and IT strategy frameworks out there that cover the topic well, but are dense, jargon filled and theoretical. This article isContinue reading “The 6 elements that drive a pragmatic Technology strategy”