When you have a health problem, do you see a specialist?

When you have a health problem, you see a specialist. You don’t ask “Hey, you don’t have diabetes, how can you tell me what to do?” When you have a legal problem, you see a lawyer. You do not ask the lawyer if he has ever been divorced or – better – had a felony […]

Three Rules Making the Millennials Truly Great

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I support and respect the Millennials for their choice of premium beer. It is amazing to see how real life confirms certain fundamental principles that are valid for business as well as for personal growth! From the article penned by a qualified Millennial @Kate_H_Taylor in @businessinsider, it is obvious that their choice is inspired by […]

Four-Letter Word, Starting with ‘F’: ….. ?

No, not the one you think. And I am not surprised. You need a paradigm shift. Imagine reading something like this: Healthy Sex: Indulge your “sweet tooth” — the healthy way. Adding a little spice to your sex life is not off-limits in the […] Clinic Diet. Here’s how you can have your muffin and […]

“Lean” is to Businesses as “Weight Watchers” is to Individuals

Ever noticed that Lean is very similar to Weight Watchers? Both promise the moon, have a cult-like following – and both fail to deliver sustainable results in most cases. Did you know “repeat customers” are a mainstay of the Weight Watchers’ strategy? The Lean approach is not much different. Other popular fad diets to compare: AGILE = […]

Two Hot Points That Improve Business

If you are an SME and want to be a BSE (Big and Strong), you may wonder what could be your areas for improvement. Indeed, there are always some, and not to say many, as most of medium-sized businesses with high-tech content have the same root causes of their inefficiencies. Chances are that you are not […]

“LEAN all over the place. But It Does Not Work.”

For our “exploratory meeting,” I asked my client, a 150-ppl business, to share their orgchart. “We don’t have one but I will have one sketched for you.” Soon, an email arrived. Attached to the email (that had actually no text) was an excel file with a dozen rectangles, sorted in three columns, half of them […]

TRUMPQ7UEST: Crowdsourcing Trump’s Values Profile

Last year, in order to understand Elon Musk’s success drivers, we crowdsourced his profile with our Collectiver Q7 Culture Compass Tool. After a hundred of completed questionnaires, we obtained a stable position of Elon’s “North Star” and placed on the Values Map – see the red one here. The star position would not change any […]

Do You Have a Best Friend at Work?

Do you have a best friend at work? If you have a problem answering this question, do the following. Clean your desk and put a white cloth on it or white paper. You may use any report that you have just removed from your desk because nobody reads them anyway, and you will feel good […]

Simon – The Who?..

I was privileged to participate as a judge in John Molson MBA International Case Competition. One of the cases was about a disruptive furniture retailer. The two teams offered very different strategies and presented them with truly professional flair, trying to make the best use of the available data and churning out strikingly dense and flawless presentations in […]

My Top 10 New Year Resolutions for 2019

2019 New Year Resolutions

I looked at the calendar today and realized that the end of the year is very close. So I decided that now is the right time to make the New Year resolutions. Like KPIs, NYRs are important because they help monitor my continuous improvement. Usually, I do not do this because I don’t need to […]