I’m a little late posting this, Culture Clashes and Arrogance was featured on June 17, 2015. One of my favorites for the lessons I learned that led to writing it. Oh, things I wish I had learned much sooner!Read more "SSC Editorial: Culture Clashes and Arrogance"
I continue to be a student and observer of culture at work, it’s always interesting to see a unique twist of an idea, or to see how various groups within a company have their own sub-culture. Often it’s about seeing an idea and amplifying it, something I thought about when I read an Inc Magazine […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Kitchen Culture"
The Year Without Pants by Scott Berkun is about a former manager/now speaker and writer going to work for WordPress for a year. It was a must-read for me; I’m a fan of the authors writing as well as WordPress. It’s supposed to about the future of work and maybe it is, but I think […]Read more "Review: The Year Without Pants"
I read a lot, one the most recent books is The 4 Disciplines of Execution which is, of course, about execution. The first few chapters are the most valuable, some really good thoughts on measuring execution, in particular about lagging and leading indicators. Lagging indicators measure what has happened – say product sales – and […]Read more "Thinking on Execution"
American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company ($18 at Amazon) was a good read, with some good background on the history of Ford making good decisions and bad ones, ultimately leading to Ford truly being in a fight to survive. Bill Ford (of the Ford family of course) understood that […]Read more "Book Review: American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company"
2011-12-10 13:24:31Read more "More Culture-The Failure Wall"
A while back I posted about Culture Posters, a technique for trying to build your culture by writing down the core attributes. It’s worth doing, but is a poster enough? How do you get the team to truly absorb it? The CIO I work with right now took those same values and had them put […]Read more "Culture Cubes"
2011-11-04 02:57:59Read more "Culture Shock"
2011-10-09 19:04:12Read more "Culture Posters"
The annual PASS Summit is definitely about technology and learning, but if that’s all you get out of it you’re missing out. Networking, also known as meeting people, is hugely valuable and often fun. It’s also a chance to recharge. We all do that in different ways, but I’ll wager that fun in some form […]Read more "SQLFun–After Hours and More at the PASS Summit"