The Rapid Adoption Of Change — Takes Time

The Rapid Adoption Of Change Takes Time
I found a great insight, that doesn’t show up that often, in the following article in my research archives.  Robert Holler, the CEO of VersionOne (an Agile vendor) was quoted: “I think there might have been this anticipation five years ago that agile would take...
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Lessons Learned From Slow Economic Growth

Lessons Learned From Slow Economic Growth
The expansion’s modest pace has kept inflation down, allowing the Fed to hold its target for short-term interest rates near zero since 2008. Moderate growth also means that the U.S. has avoided debt-driven excesses that can bring an upswing to an abrupt halt, as happened...
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We Have To Find A Way To Learn From Winning

We Have To Find A Way To Learn From Winning
“You have to find a way to learn from winning,” said Brad Frost, women’s hockey coach at Minnesota.”It’s a lot easier to lose and learn.”  Frost’s team racked up victory after victory in 2013.  Without any losses to reflect on, though, Frost decided to rethink...
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Is Negativity Really Awesome?

Is Negativity Really Awesome
Last March, Rocky King, executive director of Oregon’s health insurance exchange, predicted that Cover Oregon was about to become the pride of the state. “This is an incredible project” he told … a local health-care news site. … “The state of Oregon is leading the...
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Of Bicycles And Kanban

Of Bicycles And Kanban
How the economy works, to me, is kind of like riding a bicycle.  You have to keep it going forward for it to work correctly.  If everyone in the economy stopped buying and selling, then just like a bicycle when we stop peddling, things stop...
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We Need To Understand This In Order To Manage Well

We Need To Understand This In Order To Manage Well
Some IT specialists mistakenly think business leaders cannot govern IT, since they lack technology skills.  Understanding the capability IT brings or planning new, improved business capability enabled by smarter, more effective use of IT does not require specialized knowledge of how to design, build, or...
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Lessons Learned From Marathon Runners

Lessons Learned From Marathon Runners
The problem I continue to see in my coaching and consulting with runners is when time goals are selected that aren’t based on current fitness, actual training adaptation or performances along the way. Sometimes the number becomes a means to motivate and may not match...
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Top Down Or Bottom Up

Top Down Or Bottom Up
“In the industries these companies are in, you have entrenched companies that wake up every day trying to put them out of business,” Messina says. “The existing rules and regulations were not built for disruptive technology, and part of America’s success has been allowing disruptive...
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First Have An Idea Then Mine Your Data

First Have An Idea Then Mine Your Data
“There’s a creative moment when you think of a hypothesis, maybe it’s that interest rate data drives” currency rates, she says. “So we think about that first before we mine the data.  We don’t mine the data to come up with ideas.” Lady Braga Steps...
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Sleep On It

Sleep on it
Dr. David Dinges, University of Pennsylvania, research suggests that cognitive ability depends on how much sleep one accumulates over a 24-hour period, not just overnight. Short periods of work followed by sleep reinforcement allow people to enhance their cognitive efficacy, he argues. Rather than fighting...
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