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Execution through Processes, Projects and Communities

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“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler”  Albert Einstein When we talk about execution- achieving some business outcome- each of us has our own bias for how.  Some of us think about who we will task with an assignment.  Others, particularly if it is a game-changing initiative for our company, will [...]


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Agile Framework for Go-to-Market Execution

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“In the face of complexity and multiple competing demands, organizations simply can’t handle decision-making in a totally rational way.  Not surprisingly, then, a single blunt instrument- like structure- is unlikely to prove the master tool that can change organizations with best effect” This quote reflects our concerns on how to deal with the reality of [...]


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Can Social Media Drive Enterprise Change?

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RISING IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA The pressures on today’s organization have been well documented; simply stated, the pace of change has begun to outstrip the enterprise’s capacity and capability to change. Some 83% of CEOs expect to face the need for substantial change, not “single-axis” change, but complex change. These same CEOs report that fewer [...]


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Responsibility Mapping

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Clarity of responsibilities… …is at the heart of management, coaching, measurement, rewards, etc.  Crisply defined and reinforced responsibilities increase focus, integration and performance.  I cannot think of a more important layer to execution than making sure everyone knows who owns, who is supposed to do, who needs to review before an action, and those who [...]


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Stakeholder Analysis- A Swiss Army Knife for Managers

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Walk a mile in my shoes… …to quote Mr. Presley.  And at the risk of mixing metaphors, looking at your work through others’ eyes is critical to the long-term success of all managers. Stakeholder analysis is a great tool to ensure a comprehensive review of those with a stake (e.g, why they care) in those things ranging from the the simple to the complex. Think [...]


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Enterprise View: Collaboration & The Directed Community

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In a recent discussion… … we were continuing our focus on eliminating the noise around collaborative technologies and tools.  As we thought about how to best represent collaboration, one of my colleagues simplified the problem (paraphrasing slightly): “It’s not about the direction of the information flow, it’s about the number of contributors and the number [...]


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