People often say that if you work hard and apply yourself, you’ll succeed. But lets be realistic….that isn’t always true, especially because everybody has a different definition of ‘succeed.’ Sure, you can work hard and apply yourself and become better than you were, but it doesn’t mean you’ll become the ‘best’ at something. That’s … Read more Can you really win if you aren’t the best?
Jeffrey Philips currently wrote a nice piece titled “Innovate your processes before innovating your products” over on his excellent Innovate on Purpose blog. In that article, Jeffrey argues that before a company can innovate its products/services, it must innovate its processes if it hopes to build a sustainable edge via innovation over its competition. When … Read more Innovation needs process change
I just finished reading a great article titled “The Most Important Question You Can Ask: Then What?” In the article, the author writes: The great art of life is in balancing the short term and the long term, so that one can have enjoyment with integrity – pleasure with purpose. But in most areas of … Read more …and then what?
I just ran across an article titled “The CIO balancing act: agility, innovation, cost savings” over on The Enterprisers Project. If you haven’t stumbled across The Enterprisers Project in the past, make sure to add it to your daily routine (RSS feeds, twitter, etc etc) as there is always some great content over there. In “The CIO balancing … Read more Maintaining the Delicate Balancing Act as CIO
In a recent Harvard Business Review article titled “Don’t Ask for New Ideas If You’re Not Ready to Act on Them”, Ron Ashkenas provides an example of a company wanting to do the ‘right’ thing but not having the processes or systems in place to pull it off. The example provided by Ashkenas is one … Read more Don’t Ask if you Can’t Act
If you ask any business leader whether they’d prefer that their organization be thought of as ‘slow moving’ or ‘agile’, most would respond with ‘agile’ as their preference. Those that don’t respond in the affirmative toward agility are most likely running a dying business or are just out of sync with their industry and their … Read more An Agile Business Needs an Agile IT Group