Annie Duke on Thinking in Bets

Drawing on the unique combination of training as a behavioral scientist and 20 years as a professional poker player, Annie Duke offers frank assessments of the challenges presented by decision strategy and practical ways of confronting those challenges. Annie’s new book, Thinking in Bets http://amzn.to/2E1FBGT, published on February 6th. This is one of a handful of books that Read More …

The Power of Tribal Thinking

Christine Comaford believes we can do well and do good, using business as a path for personal development, wealth creation, and philanthropy. Her newest book, Power Your Tribe: Create Resilient Teams in Turbulent Times, will be released January 2018 but if you pre-purchase the book through her website there is an amazing collection of free Read More …

Is Your Sales Team Positioned for the Future?

What is not distributed now will become distributed. – Unknown If we believe the above statement, what will our sales force look like in the future? How will it be distributed? William Gibson is credited with the well-known saying, “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” I would attest that our present sales efforts in most instances are to Read More …

Is a Collaboration between Marketing and Human Resources needed?

Is your growth being limited by people development? The past 6 months I have been involved in the domain of Human Resources working with companies in both the SaaS environment and Event Management fields. Before this most of my area in people development had centered on the onboarding aspect. These areas show strikingly a bit Read More …

3Cs of the Lean Cycles (Expanded): SDCA, PDCA, EDCA

I think about Lean in three distinctively different ways: Tools: Documentation, problem-solving, development, design Structure: Creating a workflow to traverse between one to the other in a natural progression. Behavior: The way we practice to achieve specific outcomes in an efficient manner. By doing this, it allows me to move from micro to macro thinking Read More …

Teaching Lean: See it, Solve it, Share it

The video starts out as a discussion on Dan Matthews’ latest book, Teaching People to See: Toyota’s Secret to Creating Exceptionally Engaged and Empowered Employees and quickly evolved to the fundamental 8-step problem-solving process. However, it was a people versus a tool conversation embodied in the saying, See it, Solve it, Share it. In my mind, this Read More …