In our drive for structure, we should always remember that structure is there to support an outcome, and is not an end goal in its own right. Leaders and consultants alike are guilty of creating frameworks and matrices. McKinsey’s famous MECE (mutually exclusive, completely exhaustive) is a wonderful triumph of the intellect over the real […]
I’ve been privileged the last couple of days to go with some of my clients to 2 talks about recently launched books. First, Nir Eyal’s “Indistractable”, which lays the case and an approach to from from distraction to traction. Essentially how to spend our time and attention with more intentionality on the things we want […]
You’ve seen a lot about how purpose is good for profit. It can be. Sometimes it’s not. But regardless, pursuing purpose on that basis is a dangerous road to go down. The more we talk about companies needing to lead with purpose and values because this is more profitable (which I hear A LOT) – […]
Business decisions can be hard. When it gets too hard to decide, choose the one you’re most likely to do!
Treat your team as individuals, rather than your company as a “people business”. I’ve been rereading two books by Oliver Sacks, “Awakenings” and “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat”. Both are wonderful books, as enjoyable in the second reading as they were when I read them first over 2 decades ago. I’m […]