Professional Development and Networking using Social Media

Professional Development and Networking using Social Media

If you are reading this, you probably engage in professional networking on social media.  And if you are like me, you have been engaging for a very long time. The motivation is probably similar to mine.  You want to learn and understand what’s going on in your profession, your industry, your community – and probably…

The Simple Genius of a Good Graphic

The Simple Genius of a Good Graphic

In a talk that’s part history lesson, part love letter to graphics, information designer Tommy McCall traces the centuries-long evolution of charts and diagrams — and shows how complex data can be sculpted into beautiful shapes. “Graphics that help us think faster, or see a book’s worth of information on a single page, are the…

Digital strategy: The four fights you have to win

Digital strategy: The four fights you have to win

Yesterday’s tentative approaches won’t deliver; you need absolute clarity about digital’s demands, galvanized leadership, unparalleled agility, and the resolve to bet boldly. If there’s one thing a digital strategy can’t be, it’s incremental. The mismatch between most incumbents’ business models and digital futures is too great—and the environment is changing too quickly—for anything but bold, inventive strategic plans to…

State of Readiness; Donald Kuk, Continuous Improvement Leader Extraordinaire

State of Readiness; Donald Kuk, Continuous Improvement Leader Extraordinaire

Our guest in this episode of “State of Readiness” is Donald Kuk; continuous improvement expert extraordinaire.  He started his continuous improvement journey in the mid-1990’s at General Electric when he was personally selected by Jack Welch to join Jack and a select group of others senior leaders at GE in the very class to be…