Tag Archives: W. Edwards Deming

The 3 Deadly Sins of Poor Leadership: Part 3

In previous postings I began a series on the sins of poor leadership. The first article,  Part 1,  focused on not moving fast enough to replace poor performers, either for performance or behavioural reasons.  The 2nd Deadly Sin of Poor Leadership detailed how the … Continue reading

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The 1 Leadership Failure: The Nose Knows . . .

A while ago I attended a panel discussion at London Business School hosted by the UK Turnaround Management Association.  On the panel were experts from the various professions brought in to deal with distressed companies – legal, operational, financial, advisory, banking … Continue reading

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The Real Job of Leadership

In today’s world of rapid advancements in technology, some of the basic truths of business effectiveness and sustainability seem to have been forgotten as we embrace the belief that technology will solve everything. The current belief among business leaders is … Continue reading

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Always Drink Upstream From the Herd . . .

When a herd of cattle enter a stream to drink, not only do they stir up the mud and silt, but use it as a toilet as well.  So you can imagine the water is much cleaner and healthier upstream … Continue reading

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The Nose Knows . . .

Several months ago I attended a panel discussion at London Business School hosted by the UK Turnaround Management Association.  On the panel were experts from the various professions brought in to deal with distressed companies – legal, operational, financial, advisory, banking and … Continue reading

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The CIO’s Invisible Threat

Most CIO’s are well aware of what causes sleepless nights and are actively focusing on solutions and risk mitigation strategies.  The three biggest worries are usually defined as: keeping the system up and running, cyber-security, and migration to digital platforms.  … Continue reading

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The 3rd Deadly Sin of Poor Leadership . . .

In a previous posting I began a series on the sins of poor leadership. The first article,  3 Deadly Sins of Poor Leadership focused on not moving fast enough to replace poor performers, either for performance or behavioural reasons.  The 2nd Deadly … Continue reading

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