Cast the bully out

We have a love-hate relationship with steering committees. Do committees provide value that pays for the amount of overhead they create in workflows? If you are a committee member with voting privileges then the tendency is to support and agree with the both the decisions and procedural steps the committee follows. If you are a project requestor then your attitude Read More …

Choosing what not to do

Starting a new year is the most popular time to create and install plans. This is true within our personal lives and within our businesses. In business, we spend hours creating plans for how to meet financial and operational goals for the year. Then we spend more time rolling out these plans to employees so that everyone is aligned and Read More …

Who makes the mold?

In my undergraduate days at Georgia Tech there was a bumper sticker that said “Georgia Tech – We don’t fit the mold, we make it.” This slogan certainly has relevancy in the engineering discipline, but I think it also has application in the business world for process management. The question is whether or not we become products of the system Read More …

Business decisions: customers, profits, and the golden rule

I continually digest a steady diet of business related materials to see what others are doing that is successful and to generate ideas for my work routine both in business and hobbies. These business materials are in various formats, including books, blogs, published articles, and pod casts. Call me crazy, but I think about putting theory into practice at work Read More …