More or Less?

Truth. There will always be more work to do than is possible to accomplish by my team. Think more. Whine less. Earlier this year I penned some thoughts about thinking through resource contention, Do more with what you have!, because I was looking for better ways to address resource contention than to simply say more people are needed. Getting stuff Read More …

Do more with less by working smarter

I haven’t kept count of the most commonly used phrases I’ve heard in my professional career. But “limited resources” has to be at the top and this phrase talks about people more than objects. It’s a given that there is always more work that businesses want to do than they feel like they can accomplish with the current number of Read More …

Operational effectiveness, strategic positioning, and your Internet presence

This week I was reading an article by Michael E. Porter in the November-December 1996 Harvard Business Review entitled “What is Strategy”. The article discusses the difference between operational effectiveness and strategy. The reason I was reading it was to understand ideas around how companies can use their strategy to create different value propositions and distinguish themselves from competitors. Ultimately Read More …