Thinking on Execution

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 […]

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Group Think (or Groupthink)

I’ve thought about writing on this topic a couple times and was reminded of it again when I read a great post called Group Think and Risky Shift. It’s worth reading, twice. Let’s start with a definition, borrowed from Wikipedia: Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within groups of people. It is the mode […]

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Jedi Mind Tricks

Here’s a story from a recent meeting. We were discussing some problems and the team was talking through some options that were very interesting, technically good, just not ones that could get done for a variety of reasons. It’s frustrating to be in that position, seeing at least a “better” solution on the good/better/best range […]

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