Why delay?

“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.“ –Mark Twain If only some of our leaders could embrace this, our companies and social institutions would be better off.  I know countless examples of leaders, managers or peers who want to “get it right” or “make sure they’ve looked at the options.”  Wanting to make things better,… Read More

Observing and Orienting Ourselves

Most of my posts follow the same structure. There’s an observation followed by an orientation to the idea of managing the business of you.  This approach illustrates the first two steps of a process we all follow when awake.  We observe or experience what’s happening around us.  We naturally orient our experience to our map… Read More

What is a Learning Organization?

The idea of a learning organization is typically associated with companies that continuously transform and adapt to remain competitive in business.  Peter Senge coined the idea from his research of systems at the MIT Sloan School of Management and work with colleagues.  A learning organization has five main features: systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models,… Read More