Leaders lead through questions. Farnam Street published a post about the art and science of asking better questions. The post includes some good tips on how about asking great questions, so be sure to check it out after you are done here. Anyway, this got me thinking…
As the leader of your organization, do you ever think about how you come up with your ideas? Do you think about what your preferred creative style is? Do you think about how you could improve your thinking? Do you think about how you could improve your organization’s thinking? When going through the creative process [...]
If you are an Insurgent (like me!), then you are a Rebel. So, what makes a Rebel? Here’s simple chart I received on a newsletter from Rebels at Work: Are you a Good Rebel or bad?
Picture credit: Martin Oberhäuser At its essence, strategy is a guide to behavior. And, when communicating your strategic intent, the most important goal is conveying your unique aspects and advantages with specific and engaging words. This is hard. But, if you’re not being challenged at coming up with an effective strategy statement, you’re not trying [...]
I had the opportunity to assist a Corporate Mix at Cetys Universidad yesterday. And boy was I happy I went. The focus of the talks were about exchanging best practices about how to best develop human capital inside organizations. One talk stood out from all the rest. Eduardo Salcedo, Sr. VP of Operations of DJO [...]
How has Pixar been able to produce 12 consecutive blockbuster movies with no duds? What is Pixar’s secret to success? President of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios and five-time Oscar-winner Ed Catmull explained his secret to success to Kara Swisher at the tenth annual D: All Things Digital conference. The interview is [...]
To be honest, I LOVE to strategize. But, planning by itself is boring. In the last few weeks, I’ve been asked to look at a few business ideas and projects. The central question being: Does the plan look like it is in order? Me: Nope. Them: What’s missing? Me: Why are you doing this? What’s [...]