The interviews are done. It’s time to choose the leader. It’s an opportunity you can’t squander. Competencies and skills? Check! You know the list. You have compared the candidates and considered their relevant experience and the proof-points of their mettle. You have also considered how they would fit in the organisation, their styles, motivations, preferred […]Read More Choosing The Leader (Tips From The Leaders)
I learned this lesson a long time ago. And I am learning more about it as I build and lead new teams. When forming a team, apart from hiring for talent, competencies and organisation fit, I bring people in who do not display the symptoms of these fatal flaws. But the work does not end […]Read More Fatal Flaws 2
Back to 2010 It was barely a few months after leaving my job. I helped with the divestitures of two major business units of a company that was once great. My process and systems knowledge and experience gleaned from years of business transformation programs was useful. But it was time to hand the reins over to another. […]Read More The Gift of Time
Remember when the phone was just for making phone calls, when travel by air was a special event, when research meant poring through tomes in the library or viewing archived materials there. The iPhone was only born in 2007! Airplane travel for mass transportation only took off towards the end of the century. Though the Internet is […]Read More Life and Business Architecture — Any Connections?
This post was originally published on LinkedIn. My next post will explain how we can apply the principles and ideas of Business Architecture in life. Making Sense of Complexity In Business Architecture — Who Cares? I describe what is becoming a normal situation for large and complex businesses today: “Many concurrent projects implementing business change […]Read More Gain Advantage: Use Business Architecture
In my previous post Distilling 58 million Search Results on Business Transformation!? I coined the term ‘hardware’ and ‘software’ of business transformation to illustrate what is involved. The ‘hardware’ of business transformation relate to the structural aspects of change such as program management structure, governance, systems and tools, to name a few. In contrast, the ‘software’ of […]Read More Business Architecture — Who Cares?
In Leading Change: Up Close and Personal, my son asked: “Why do they need your help? Why go to the US?” That’s how conversations started in the family as we explored the answer to ‘Why’. The answer connected to each family member in a deep way. This built a strong foundation for us to weather the […]Read More Managing Change: Up Close and Personal
This post was initially published on LinkedIn. Search ‘Business Transformation’ and you will get 58 million results. No, I did not click on all of them. But it is not surprising that some people can be confused or disoriented, especially if new to the area or coming from one corner of this huge landscape. I […]Read More Distilling 58 Million Search Results on ‘Business Transformation’!?
A long, long time ago, I thought I was invincible. A typical teenager. Do you know someone like this? I was eighteen years old and on my third year as a chemical engineering student in a selective university. My grades were always better than most so I was relaxed about passing my exams. I was […]Read More When Failure is Good
Young boy to mother: “Why do they need your help? Why go to the US?” That’s how the conversations started in the family, as we considered the offer to relocate to the US and for me to lead the global transformation programs for my then employer, a leading telco equipment vendor. The conversations revolved around “Why”. […]Read More Leading Change: Up Close and Personal
I am an Apple fan. I like the simplicity and sleek appearance of the Apple devices. Beyond the hardware, I appreciate the intuitive user interface and the ease with which I can learn to use an app quickly, with or without a manual or hitting the Help key. I remember setting up my wireless home […]Read More Hardware and Software of Business Transformation
We delight in great leaders. But it is in the crucible of extreme challenge under bad leaders that we can learn the once-in-a-lifetime lessons. Learning is usually more effective under great leaders. I don’t need a bad one to learn. Especially if I have already learned a particular lesson in the past. But in work, as in life, adversity […]Read More Learning from Bad Leaders