The Continuous Cycle of Deciding and Learning with Annie Duke

Annie Duke brings her background in cognitive science and poker together to understand how we make decisions. In the workplace, success depends on how we make those choices through decision strategy. Everyone, from the newest employees to the principals, is part of the continuous cycle of deciding and learning. These same strategies determine the quality of Read More …

How Important is the Finish Line?

Today’s work is messy. So, why do we spend so much time defining and trying to reach the finish line? Why don’t we paint the vision, and achieve 90% (for a placeholder) of it, and start a new iteration? Are we hung up too much on outcomes? Alan Cooper said in a recent talk at Read More …

Making Better Strategic Decisions

Most of our decision making and problem-solving uses this 4-step process: Problem – Clarification or defining the problem we are trying to solve Problem – Looking for causation, 5 Whys Solution: Brainstorming different ideas, evaluating and selecting Solution: Implementing, testing and reviewing results A similar type of effort is made in about every decision making effort 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 …