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I don’t multi-task well

Multi-tasking is merely the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at a time. ~Gary W. Keller You may have noticed  I haven’t posted a blog in several weeks. (At least I hope you noticed.).  The reason is simple, … Continue reading

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How to Engineer an Agile Corporate Culture

  “I finally figured something out. Agile development is a culture, not a process.”   ~Jeff Patton I have a bum knee.  Actually it’s more than bum, it’s truly dysfunctional, especially after running 15 marathons between the age of 45 … Continue reading

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In Search of the Real Corporate Culture

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. ~Arthur Conan Doyle As a young boy I read most of the Sherlock Holmes books, watched the old black and white movies on TV late at night when Basil Rathbone was … Continue reading

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What they don’t teach in Med School and B-School

Medical schools turn out doctors.  Business schools turn out managers.  Or so the theory goes. I recently read an interesting article that got me thinking about these two forms of professional education. A cardiologist wrote an article about how in … Continue reading

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Is Your Corporate Culture a Poorly Dubbed Movie?

I enjoy watching films, I guess it’s the escapism into a new world, getting inside the lives of new characters, and being carried along by the storyline.  As Robert McKee, one of the gurus of screen writing likes to say, … Continue reading

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Big Banking’s Achilles Heel

What defines us is how well we rise after falling! According to Greek mythology, when Achilles, the son of the goddess Thetis and the Greek hero Peleus, was born it was foretold that he would die young. To protect him, Thetis took the … Continue reading

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Culture Audits: We Have Been Asking the Wrong Question

Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it’s very hard to turn it, even slightly.  ~Dan Rather (journalist and former CBS News Anchor) I grew up at the dawn of the television era and watched intently as Walter Cronkite, … Continue reading

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