That training program you endured was a waste of time. Forget what you learned. Just take a day and you already …
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Successful Agile development is principles over practice. Many an Agile Coach, Scrum Master, and Agile roles assure people the difference between …
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From startups to corporate leviathans the business directive is be more Agile. The most often employed project method is a Scrum design, an Agile framework …
Our digital world demands ‘just in time’ connection, transparency, and community engagement. In an agile environment, classic project mindset and process …
Too often there is a chasm between the technology design and the user need. Technology alone is not enough. Whether a business area …
New conditions demand new business management strategy. Technology enabled a disruption greater than any department or team level at a company can solve.
Customers severed the business message and took control of marketing channels.
Media lost privilege, marketers lost their minds, business lost their playbook, and customer’s rewrote the rules of engagement.
We need to reengineer marketing from the outside in and then align people, process, and technology from the inside out.
Bias derails evidence for perception and perceiving is most certainly not seeing.
Bias is both a decision shortcut as well as a communication wall.
Portfolio planning, from finance disciplines, presents projects as financial portfolio option mix to meet organization strategy. Project communication deserves risk and return criteria to project a financial portfolio, not bias.
People are born to inquire and to discover. Between two to five years old a child asks 40,000 questions.
Then we are taught to stop asking, stop seeking, and stop inquiring.
Questions are the fuel of curiosity.
Seems the concern is more about the answer and we have lost the patience for questions. Questions challenge authority. The impact: no questions, no innovation.
From the board room to a bored room, there is much to gain from Warren Berger’s new book, A More Beautiful Question.
Rule #1 in communication demands you know your audience. Since there is more than one corner office rule #2 states all analytics are not equal.
Corner Office Analytics (Infographic), presented by Deloitte, offers a guide to questions each CXO needs to be able to answer. If your CXO needs to answer these questions, you can be sure they expect you provide accurate context for connection.
A company that does not engage their market lends little confidence they engage their employees. A persona-driven strategy identifies characteristics through insight, data, and feedback to develop pertinent images of an ideal customer’s goals, needs, and objectives.
Social media reveals organization culture through more transparent ways than any HR engagement program.
What people want, may not be what you want to say. That gap is more realistically a chasm.