How Mediocre Hiring Managers Hire Mediocre Employees

Once upon a time, there was a hiring manager who always worked with mediocre employees and had never worked with a great employee. One day a great employee A from another organization decided to work for the organization of the hiring manager. The hiring manager took a long, hard look at employee A's resume and … Continue reading How Mediocre Hiring Managers Hire Mediocre Employees

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Top 5 Team Lessons From the World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup began in Russia on June 14, 2018 and ends on July 15, 2018. It is largest sporting event in the world that happens every 4 years. This year's FIFA World Cup brings together the men's national football (aka soccer) teams from 32 countries. It is projected that almost half of … Continue reading Top 5 Team Lessons From the World Cup

How to Map a Process Using Free Tools

Processes (or procedures) are a series of steps taken to accomplish a specific end. They can be standalone, interconnected or be part of something bigger (e.g., governance). They can be Business Processes, Information Technology (IT) processes, Systems Processes and Business Processes within IT. In organizations, there are many processes that happen sequentially and/or in parallel with other … Continue reading How to Map a Process Using Free Tools

The Very Eager Executive

In the meeting an executive expresses his realization that the organization needs to change. During month one, the executive starts a listening tour across the organization to understand what is going on. This listening tour entails asking what is working, what is not working and what can be improved. During month two, the executive tries … Continue reading The Very Eager Executive

5 Questions to Ask About Your Organization’s Strategy

If you have a strong understanding of how culture affects your organization's strategy then you have better ideas of creating strategies that are truly transformative for your organization. Having said that, most organizations don't make the time to strategize about strategy development processes and thus are not fully aware of the intended and unintended affects of … Continue reading 5 Questions to Ask About Your Organization’s Strategy