Education vs. Learning

Education used to be a milestone. Study hard enough until your late twenties and you would become educated. Prepared for the challenges to come in your job as an accountant,…

Metrics

Metrics make sense if you know what to measure. You know what to measure if you know what you want to achieve. You know what you want to achieve if…

Good strategy, bad strategy

Bad strategy is everywhere. It flaunts the desire to achieve a goal, a big goal all too often, without identifying a single action step for how to get there. It…

Managers Are Communicated Through

Managers are communicated through, and not communicated to, say Michael Auzenne and Mark Horstman of management podcast Manager Tools in one of their most popular episodes. What exactly does this mean?…

Disciplined Agile Delivery

Delivery is made through discipline. The practice of committing to results and following the processes and practices required to achieve them. Discipline doesn’t come naturally to organizations, teams, or the…

Is This Quantified?

Managers don’t ask their directs enough tough questions, says Tom Gilb (Wikipedia), one of my favorite authors on product development. They need training to ask these questions, just as they’ve…

Agility in a Rigid World

Agility is a function of an organization’s culture, structure, and discipline. Lessen any of them and the output is reduced. Culture. You can’t be agile in an organization where decisions…

They Won’t Like Your Work

From the very moment you put your work out in the public, you’re going to get two types of responses: praise and hate. Hate is public. Haters criticize others to…