I’ve been thinking…

That’s how it starts, followed by,
“Something isn’t right…”or
“I’m not getting what I want from…”or
“…has great potential, but…”

If you’re reading this, you’re likely a senior level manager, a thinker (you create and develop new ideas, products and ways of thinking about processes, people, and tasks), a builder (your focus is outward and involves converting ideas and strategies into reality) or an improver (your focus is inward and you upgrade or redesign existing processes, products, systems, procedures and ways of doing business).

Whatever the case, you’ve been thinking about your world of work and you’ve seen something, something that’s not quite right. A problem unseen. An opportunity ignored. A trend emerged. A performance uninspired. It probably isn’t obvious to everyone. Your world of work is nuanced; little things mean a lot. Seemingly small events, patterns and trends have disproportionate influence on the vector and velocity of your company.

You’d like to talk about it, but you’ve learned that your musings are often taken as directives or are mis-taken altogether.

John’s Blog Sampler

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Rules – should you break ‘em?

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