The Amazing Power of Added Insights

Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. She’s built a reputation as a fresh, modern voice in the leadership world by pairing her scientific grounding in human behavior with a pragmatic approach to business challenges. Her second book, Insight, delves into the connection between our self-awareness – what she Read More …

Are You Hiring Learners? 

I think about Lean as a knowledge creation model. PDCA provides feedback to justify our hypotheses and increase our knowledge. The rate of change or the speed of the improvement is a key competitive factor in today’s world. PDCA allows for major jumps in performance not through massive breakthroughs but through frequent small improvements. However, Read More …

Handling the Cynefin Framework thru a Lean Perspective

I have been a Dave Snowden fan for years. His company Cognitive Edge is a great resource, especially for learning the Cynefin Framework. A not so quick introduction is contained in this embedded video on my blog, Dave Snowden’s Talk on Cynefin at LeanWX. Below is the latest, diagram that I believe Mr. Snowden is Read More …

Getting Data into the Right Format to the Right Person

Marc Vollenweider is the Chief Strategist and co-founder of Evalueserve, a global provider of research, analytics, and data management solutions. As a former partner at McKinsey & Company in Zurich and India, Marc developed a deep interest in the world of data analytics, particularly how human minds and smart machines can successfully complement each other. Read More …

Powering the Brain for Peak Perfomance

According to neuropsychologist Friederike Fabritius, M.S. and global leadership and innovation consultant Hans W. Hagemann, Ph.D., the better we understand our brains and the type of environment that motivates us, the closer we’ll be to truly achieve peak performance. In THE LEADING BRAIN: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance, Fabritius and Hagemann offer insights Read More …

A Light Exercise for Building a Persona

Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills by Jim Gilmore’s introduces a metaphor of “six looking glasses.” Each looking glass represents a particular skill to master in order to enhance the way we look at the world. It was a takeoff of Edward De Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats and also De Bono’s lesser known book the Read More …