Links for Jan 3 2010

Competing with Pirates by Mark Fidelman on Seek Omega and Cross Posted on CloudAve Why Planning Is Important, Your Plan is Not by George Krueger and Mary-Lynn Foster on Blog For Profit Are You Willing to Lose Your Best and Brightest Over a Bag of Pretzels? by Vincent Ferrari on KnowHR Blog Breaking Through Organizational … Read more Links for Jan 3 2010

Don’t let the big (or small) words win – The New CIO Series

In the world of  technology we tend to use either really big words, really small words and/or acronyms. What do you think of when you think of  ‘the cloud’ what do you think of?  Do you think about Amazon‘s EC2 or S3 or do you think about  “Parallel and Distributed Processing”?  Both could be right … Read more Don’t let the big (or small) words win – The New CIO Series

Jeffrey Phillips on Intense Ambiguity

I just read a great post by Jeffrey Phillips titled Intense Ambiguity that really brought into light what it’s like working for a boss or organization that has no clear strategy and vision. What does Intense Ambiquity mean?  Jeffrey defines it as: …significant pressure from the management team to do something – especially new and … Read more Jeffrey Phillips on Intense Ambiguity

So you want to be a Change Agent?

I was recently reading Dagmar Recklies’ article titled What Makes a Good Change Agent? and started thinking about some of the people that I know who are good at change…and some who completly destroy any opportunities for change. In the article, 15 Competencies are listed that a good change agent should have.  These competencies are: … Read more So you want to be a Change Agent?

Moose on the Table

Just finished reading “Moose on the Table“by Jim Clemmer. Before I get into the review, let me define “moose on the table.”  According to the author, it is a rephrasing of the old saying “the elephant in the room”…as in…the thing nobody wants to discuss (or can discuss, etc). Jim Clemmer uses a fable to … Read more Moose on the Table