Category Archives: Organizational Development

Closing the Business Planning, Monitoring, Control Circle


As specialty practitioners continue to focus on specific operational methodologies and tools and argue about which are “best”, the fundamentals are that managing a business is about building, maintaining and enhancing competitive advantage. Any organization that is not able to … Continue reading

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What’s your action plan for BPM for 2015?


We all understand that organizations need best practices and that, in the case of complex processes, these need to be in-line, not on-line and certainly not off-line. In theory, you can ask data mining software to run through your event … Continue reading

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Get Your Story Right


If you want to become a management consultant, it’s unreasonable to expect to ease into this the day after you graduate from university. It takes time to build up expertise to walk in off the street and facilitate strategy development … Continue reading

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What simple software can I use in strategy consulting?


It’s a lot easier to respond to specific questions as opposed to trying to invent hypothetical questions and then answer them. I got the above today from MosaicHub of which apparently I am a member. My response appears below . … Continue reading

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Tell me an answer, I’ll give you a question


Every day I talk to people in charge of organizations re new initiatives they have in mind. Before things get too involved in discussions I ask them about their “old initiatives”. Do they have in place a formal mechanism for … Continue reading

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Good Decision-making – The basics and beyond


The overall mission of any organization is to build, preserve and improve competitive advantage. Each day thousands of corporations start up in many sectors. Many fail and a major reason is bad decisions. The ones that succeed do so because … Continue reading

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Success with Entrepreneurship


Most of us who want to start up a business venture have a finite amount of capital. You have to develop a product/service, promote it, and start to see money coming in. It’s rare to be able to get everything … Continue reading

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Pulling It All Together – Managerial Productivity (IV of IV)


We started off this four-part series with a post on the importance of having a clean slate for the pursuit of productivity improvement, not of processes, but of managers. Part I (Stop Reading Exception Reports) highlighted the need for organizations … Continue reading

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Reach for the Sky – Managerial Productivity Series (III)


Once organizations map out and deploy their processes to an RALB run time environment where work is orchestrated by BPM (guidelines) and facilitated/constrained by ACM (guard rails), it’s time to face up to the reality that only 1/3 of employees … Continue reading

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So you think you can multi-task?


Before you say yes, check out the video.   Seriously, you have probably noticed that multi-tasking seems routine to some, yet very difficult to others. You may or may not be able to change the way you are, but here … Continue reading

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