2 months, 2 days ago

Productive Paradoxes in Projects

In 2011, when I started this blog, I wanted it to be a place for reading and as such the initial theme was just a bit busier than this one. I didn’t go that far, but you still don’t see categories, tag clouds, my Twitter feed and so on. It was only recently that I […]

1 year, 3 months ago

Leadership Patterns and Anti-Patterns – The Growler

Prior to starting my career in IT (twenty years ago this month…seems like yesterday), I spent a little over eleven years in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff. Over those eleven years my assignments ranged from working a shift in the jail (interesting stories), to Assistant Director of the Training Academy, then Personnel Officer (even […]

1 year, 3 months ago

Learning Organizations – Shooting the Messenger All the Way to the Fuhrerbunker

Unless you’re living under a rock, it’s a near certainty that you’ve seen at least one Downfall parody video (although I hadn’t realized just how long these had been around until I started working on this post…time flies!). There’s a reason why they’ve managed to hang on as a meme as long as they have. […]

1 year, 6 months ago

Managers and leaders

Many organisations talk about ‘developing new leaders’. What they mostly mean in practice is ‘developing new managers’. Which is unfortunate, because they’re not the same… The blunt reality is that most organisations I see have an absurd surplus of managers,

1 year, 8 months ago

McKinsey’s nine questions for the digital transformation (iv)

continuing
Comments on McKinsey’s article on “Nine questions to help you get your digital transformation right”
 
“Is your IT operating at two speeds?” 
As much that sounds weird today, when Gartner talks about a “two mode IT”,  

1 year, 8 months ago

McKinsey’s nine questions for the digital transformation (iv)

continuing
Comments on McKinsey’s article on “Nine questions to help you get your digital transformation right”
 
“Is your IT operating at two speeds?” 
As much that sounds weird today, when Gartner talks about a “two mode IT”,