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

“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

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?

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?..

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

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 […]

Assess Your Process Performance Potential

Assess Your Process Performance Potential

My partner, a good company that wants to become excellent, came up with a list of questions that allows to assess and score their business processes. We decided not to call it a maturity model. We call it a Process Performance Potential chart because it gives you an indication of whether we are potentially on the right […]

You Don’t have to be Steve Jobs to Run Meaningful Meetings

You Don’t have to be Steve Jobs to Run Meaningful Meetings

Last week, I attended a meeting at an organization that I will not name here, although they will hardly ever read this because everybody in the organization is “crazy busy.” No wonder: about 20 people attended the meeting, half of them dissolved soon because they were “triple-booked,” and no decision or minutes followed, of course. […]

Weekend Reading: Silicon Startup Secrets, All-in-One

Weekend Reading: Silicon Startup Secrets, All-in-One Required Reading

If #hi-tech #PaloAlto #Stanford #dropout #entrepreneur #disruptive #innovation and #fraud are prominent among your mental hashtags, read this book: “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” by John Carreyrou – and you will get all-in-one.

Enter the Teamgager: Feedback Your Team Will Love

Enter the Teamgager: Feedback Your Team Will Love

Teamgager is a performance assessment tool that your team will love; and you will, too.
If “Lean” and “Agile” are on your mind right after “Team,” this is the tool for you. Trusted by teams, tested and loved by business owners that are ready for a disruptive change. Teamgager is an approach that you can implement yourself, subscription-free, accessible to the team on mobile and PC.

Five Points That Will Make Your Team Efficient, Fast

Five Points That Will Make Your Team Efficient, Fast

1. Make the Purpose of your company clear. Your Mission, your Vision, your Purpose – you may call it whatever you like, but your company needs one, and it must be meaningful. Make it clear to yourself first, then share with your team. If you find this “touchy-feely stuff” below your leadership greatness – do not bother […]