Have you (or your company) tried repeatedly to hire for Role X? And failed? Do you have a revolving door situation at your company? The Situation Does…
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The problem isn't that people can't think strategically. The problem is that there are disincentives to thinking strategically. Strategy requires…
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I’m not a process freak, but I do believe teams should have their house in order. You can get by with very little process overhead. Too many teams are…
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This list has received positive feedback. It seems to have struck a nerve. Sending it to coincide with Monday morning to help folks navigate their week…
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In interacting with companies that don’t sell digital products—but who are investing heavily in digital capabilities—I’ve noticed a pattern. I call the…
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Thought experiment: A company sets 24 ambitious goals for the year. They do not consider the org chart at all when creating the goals. The goals are…
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I recently shared this Tweet: Most teams jump from high level strategy/goals straight to feature ideas (w/ "success metrics") The most successful teams…
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How do you repair a sinking ship that is sailing full steam ahead? We’ll dedicate 10% of our time to pay off the debt! Unfortunately, this rarely works…
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Autonomy. Empowerment. Agency. I hear, and use, these words often. But what do they mean? A couple years ago I tried to tackle this problem without…
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Share your calendar(s), and the world will know what you (and your company) values. Where does your time go? How much time do you spend: Talking to…
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Short post today. I really worry sometimes about (some) people in tech. I see people putting themselves under so much pressure to be the perfect manager…
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A complex problem cannot be simplified. If you can simplify it, then it isn’t a complex problem. You may choose to focus energy on a key leverage point…
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