The drumbeat of digital: How winning teams play

The drumbeat of digital: How winning teams play

McKinsey & Co means that most executives we know have a powerful, intuitive feel for the rhythm of their businesses. They know how hard and fast to pull strategic levers, move their organization, and drive execution to achieve their objectives. Or at least they did. But in the light digitization that has intensified the rhythm…

How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

It cannot be understated nor argued against that when you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are real high – meaning – you need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management and the whole lot, at simultaneously. Important to know thus, is what to do in the case that…

Blockchain for Business, Or: Things to know before you try

Blockchain for Business, Or: Things to know before you try

Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence…. Good fences make good neighbors — Robert Frost, 1914 In this article, I explore possible uses of blockchain technology in non-financial businesses. Possible uses because the technology and supporting…

The Language of Lean

The Language of Lean

One of the frequent criticisms that Lean Practitioners face in teaching Lean Thinking and its Leadership is that the language used can be confusing or exclusive. Whilst terms such as Kaizen and Kanban might have become well established across industry and geography, terms such as Kamishibai, Kaikaku and Yamazumi (please see the end of the…