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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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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John George “Jack” Phillips sat in the “wireless” room of the Titanic, busily sending telegraphic messages from the ship’s passengers. Trying to claw back what might have seemed a mountain of backlog after the “wireless” equipment broke down the day before. Then at 9.30pm came an iceberg warning from the steamship Mesaba. He quickly scribbled […]
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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 […]
Read More At The Speed Of Business: Strategy To Execution Through Business Architecture
Once a year, a group of women come together to share a weekend retreat at a seaside location in the middle of winter. Why winter? Less crowds, close to Mother’s Day, perhaps. I don’t really know. A Patch of Diversity The seasoned traveller among them takes charge of looking for that perfect house to rent for […]
Read More Thoughts on Feminism: Our Differences, What Unites Us
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 […]
Read More 40,000 Professionals = Spectrum Of Business Transformations
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’!?
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 […]
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Astro Teller (Captain of Moonshots, Google X) was interviewed in this BBC news article. He said, “Being afraid to fail is almost a guarantee of the glass ceiling of what can be achieved.” So what is a moonshot? It is about solving problems to make the situation ten times better in ten years. Astro Teller and his […]
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