Balancing Outputs and Outcomes in Consulting

If you are like me, you have heard both sides of the consulting argument - "our clients need clear and direct outputs (plans, documents, deliverables) not just some mushy feel-good," or, "real consulting means helping clients transform and get their business to a better place, not just throwing documents at them." Well, guess what? Both are wrong.

Systems Thinking and Pareto for COVID-19

This will maybe, hopefully, sort of be short. These thoughts are too long for a post, but fit this format ok. I've noticed a couple things about the response to the virus: Most folks are focused on a single component or segment of the virus' impact and,Most people are focused only on solutions that are … Continue reading Systems Thinking and Pareto for COVID-19

It’s Time for a Fundamental Restructuring of… Education (Part 1)

I know it isn't the main topic in the blogosphere right now and that it isn't getting hours of airplay on the 24/7 news channels. Heck, I don't even think it is the topic around the [now virtual] watercolor at all. But it should be. As our education system takes it agrarian-era imposed break and … Continue reading It’s Time for a Fundamental Restructuring of… Education (Part 1)

Interview with an Agile Coach during COVID around Products

https://youtu.be/hUx6iVdcm-I Q: We talk a lot about product innovation, but why now during this crisis? A: There is an adage - you are either growing or dying. Organizations that are stagnant right now or going into “survival mode” may not make it. They may slightly come back but will be behind the innovation curve. Other … Continue reading Interview with an Agile Coach during COVID around Products