Peter Senge argues that it is no accident that most organizations are ‘poor learners’. The way organizations are designed and structured, the ways jobs are defined, and the way we have been taught to behave and think in organizations create fundamental learning disabilities.
Author Archive | Rick Sidorowicz
The concept of “strategy” can be viewed from many angles – but if we ‘boil’ the concept down to its essence we can gain the clearest insight on how thinking strategically can benefit our business.
Vision is a paradox in the sense of diverging from reality and converging at the same time. In creating a vision we diverge to see well beyond today to a view of the future. In creating a vision we also converge on today’s reality to focus intellect and action.
Peter Martin’s Third Millennium Management introduces a concise, effective and cheap management theory that “replaces in a stroke all previous strategies – the managerial equivalent of penicillin.”
A story to illustrate the ultimate application of creativity and invention – creating significance from insignificance, creating value from nothing, seeing value where no one else does – and above all – crafting the strategy to execute the innovative design.
In Crisis and Renewal, David Hurst presents a very powerful ‘story’ of the nomadic Bushmen of the Kalahari. The cultural transformation of the Bushmen from hunters to herders seems to parallel the evolution of entrepreneurial businesses into bureaucracies.
Make the leap into the future – to a leaner, meaner, and radically more responsive business. This assumes of course that you’ve ‘handled’ the ‘not so radical resolutions’ and are ready for more!
Same deal, a little less radical but in the same vein. Get the edge! Make the leap!
Sam Walton parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. Here are his 10 rules for success.
The sigmoid curve is the S-shaped curve that has intrigued people throughout history. The curve sums up the story and time line of life itself; we start slowly, we experiment and falter, we then grow rapidly, then wax, and wane.