Tag Archives: Change management

Connecting with Your Customer


The era of mobile connectivity is upon us and the companies that focus on catching that wave will reap the same benefits that early e-commerce sites enjoyed. Here are a few recommendations to insure your company doesn’t miss this set:

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Metric Failures


KPI taught me a lesson I still apply today. The less you understand about a problem the more information you request. The more you know about your problem, the more you focus on a few key items. Continue reading

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Optimistic Blind Spots


Optimism is a wonderful trait for entrepreneurs. It’s the high road at the problem forks in your life. Its the fuel necessary to go the extra mile. It’s in the DNA of successful, happy people. For all its wonderful attributes, … Continue reading

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Talking Heads Change vs. Core Values


Running or swimming provides me a forum for thinking through nagging problems in my head. This morning the change vs core values surfaced as the topic. Continue reading

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A Balanced Life and Steve Jobs


What stuck me the most about Jobs was found on pages 567-571, the last 5 pages….Yet no where in there, facing death, did he spend a second reflecting on his family and relationships. The closest he came was seeing his six year-old and “imagining” what is was like for the employee he fired that day to face his six year-old. Pitiful and sad.
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Business Coaching, Who needs it!


Why is something that is so obvious so hard to grasp sometimes? When I mentioned casually to group of friends watching a golf tournament that I do business coaching, one remark came back, “Coaching, who needs it.” What struck me … Continue reading

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The Cart Before the Horse: When Not to Innovate


Innovation is hot. Everywhere is another book, publication, blog or daily tweet on the need to innovate, how to innovate, why to innovate and/or lessons learned from the great innovators. According to N-Gram Viewer, a Google innovation, 118,000 books were … Continue reading

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How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take to Change a Person?


Swimming along it occurred to me that learning how to think when everything around you is changing is way different than just thinking about future changes. Continue reading

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What Is a CLO and Why Should I Care?


  Can your employees individually relate their job to your mission statement?   Do your consider knowledge critical to your success?   Do you offer employees a career plan that includes learning or growing new skills?   Will your product … Continue reading

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Chop Wood, Carry Water


“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water, after enlightenment, chop wood, carry water” is an old Zen saying regarding work. When Gary Danielson used it in the third quarter of the Iron Bowl to reference Auburn’s workmanlike comeback, I was reminded … Continue reading

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