One day of planning for one year of outstanding performance!
I took three years off from producing my e-newsletter. I did not stop writing, transferring the energy instead to a more ambitious product, yes, a book. I'm well underway but one thing prompted another and what was one project became four. I'm in no hurry and I am getting them done, but I'm enjoying it.
A couple of weeks ago I got the urge to put out another newsletter. So here it is. Enjoy! Might be awhile before you see another one.
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The November, 2015 newsletter can be downloaded here:
In the last newsletter before this current one, in 2012, I just published it online. Here it is, PDF copies of all the others can be downloaded below.
Here are the topics from my April, 2012 issue:
Culture Counts: Why Values are Important in Defining Successful Organizations
There’s a tendency to look at things like values or vision or culture as the “soft” stuff of management, at least when considered alongside harder elements like finance or production. I’m arguing that none of that money or any of those processes make sense unless you consider the values that explain why we get up every day to produce things in the first place. I’m worried that all our emphasis on systems and process will weaken the bonds that hold us together.
A Hard Lesson Learned… the Case of the Counterfeit Coin
In this case I learn an important lesson about how the assumptions we bring into the workplace can cause us to do things that produce results quite different than those we intend. The fun thing here is you can work these cases a little like contract bridge.You can play my hand as the consultant or try to figure out how to handle this from the executive’s side. Want to read more, click the link: http://dukeonline.blogspot.com/2012/04/hard-lesson-learned-case-of-counterfeit.html
Off to tropical climes... a journey to the island of Yap
Several months ago many of you followed along as I pursued my quest to earn elite status with United Airlines. I'm on a different adventure this time and you’re welcome to join Kathleen and I as we head out to Yap, a small atoll island in the western Pacific.
May, 2008, The Cynical and Resistant Edition Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow... Planning Can't Wait, Do it NOW !Tricks to Overcome Cynicism How to Get 100% Member Involvement in Voluntary Associations It's Time to Get Rid of RFPs and Here's Why
January, 2009, The New Economy Edition You have Four Weeks to Plan for Success in the New Economy A Simple Introduction to Types of Planning Mixing the Ultimate Manhattan A Smarter Approach to Public Budget Cuts