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

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

“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 = […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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. […]