The myth of the data driven decision maker

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 to justify our decisions. Not convinced?Continue reading “The myth of the data driven decision maker”

No more success theater

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 Theater was common practice as describedContinue reading “No more success theater”

The 5% @sshole rule

I believe that 95% of people come to work to do a good job and do the right thing for the company. I call this the 5% @ssshole rule, since some people just seem to take pleasure from being difficult and making others look bad. The second part of the rule is even more important;Continue reading “The 5% @sshole rule”