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Multidimensional People

Since when did it become a problem for someone to be capable across a spectrum of activities? Sure, lots of people have hobbies in addition to their professional careers, but I’m talking about those seemingly rare individuals who are capable of doing multiple things...

Why do Companies Insist on Medieval Management Systems

Fiefdoms went out with the Middle Ages, So Why are We still Using The Same Organizational Structures in Corporations I’ve been in a number of situations over the years where people refer to some senior level executive being in charge of his own little fiefdom. After...

Observation #3: Obscured Strategy

What does it say about an organization/department when the wall sized white board that is used to outline the strategic plan for the coming year gets obscured by a new set of standing banners “because they look good there.” Yes, I’ve seen this and, seriously, it makes...