Making Room for More

Over ten years ago, I was at a women’s conference when a thought popped up in my head, “Do not let your tiredness be your ‘bowl of lentils’.” I was newly widowed. I was taking care of young children while handling a significant workload in my job, with functional responsibilities over a number of countries in […]

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Leading Change with Conviction

There is no magic wand for leading change. There is no formula that one can simply follow to reach success. But I observed that those who achieve success beyond what is hoped for, do so out of plain conviction, resolute will and unwavering spirit. Intellect joins passion joins skill to remove mountains, leapfrog the ordinary, […]

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The Advantage of Constraints

Scarcity. Limitations. Restrictions. Consider all of these constraints against overwhelming demand for business and technology solutions. Who would have thought that these conditions would propel this team towards freedom, amplified creativity and to deliver beyond expectations? I am an experienced hand in prioritizing business initiatives across the Enterprise, so I wrote about my approach in […]

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Prioritization Gridlock: Finding Your Way Out

How do we prioritize when priorities collide? Which comes first, then next? How can we navigate competing priorities? Prioritizing the strategic initiatives of the business capability roadmap is a key step before we can start executing strategy at the speed of business. Eisenhower’s urgent-important principle, also espoused by Stephen Covey, provides some guidance when it comes to individual […]

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At The Speed Of Business: Strategy To Execution Through Business Architecture

New processes and systems are in place. But it is still difficult to get a key business report! The Chief Customer Officer is waiting for one and is becoming impatient. It looks like the whole business operations department has been marshalled to deliver it. He heard they needed to validate and reconcile masses of data!  A new strategic […]

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Making New Memories

“All these pieces Broken and scattered In mercy gathered Mended and whole … Amazing grace!” It was the end of winter, but the house and yard still looked bleak from the street.It was empty, of course. Which made it look more lonely, dejected.The shrubs were overgrown. The garden looked tired. I turned off the key in […]

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40,000 Professionals = Spectrum Of Business Transformations

More than 40,000 professionals in my extended network specialize in or have been part of business transformations. And what a bewildering array of initiatives you find! From removing process and systems duplications and inefficiencies to ERP replacements and consolidations. From company-wide strategy change and enablement to wholesale and radical process, systems and culture change. There are large and complex […]

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