In the digital world, next practices beat best practices
Are you creating the last best version of the old model or the first best version of the new model? Disruptive change not only increases stress, uncertainty, and risk but it also enables individuals to retreat to what they know rather than explore…
Masters of Business Podcast: Thinking Your Way to the Future
I felt privileged to be a guest on Steven Haines’s Masters of Business podcast and think his questions resulted in some very thoughtful insights and content. His focus on the importance of developing business acumen for leaders and their teams is a critical requirement for successful digital enterprises.
In the digital world, digitally savvy board members are mission critical assets
Are your board members digitial technology assets or liabilities? To successfully compete as a digital enterprise requires that the C-Suite leadership team and the board of directors are fully aligned and committed to the right digital strategy for the company and a game plan to implement. This is virtually impossible to do if the…
“Keeping Sight of Your Company’s Long-Term Vision” as published in the Harvard Business Review
By Ron Ashkenas and Peter D. Moore
In the digital world, MVE is often a better option than MVP
The traditional mantra for a successful launch of a startup is to build a minimum viable product (MVP) and see if there is market fit for it. While there is some merit in this approach, it often takes much longer than expected to execute.
In the digital world, most cyber security threats are self-inflicted
Are the vast majority of cyber-attacks on your company avoidable? APIs have emerged as the internal connective tissue within an organization and the external connective tissue with customers, supply chain partners, and other key stakeholders.
In the digital world, product management beats project management
Are your technology investments aligned with critical business outcomes? The vast majority of companies are still trying to improve their on-time and on-budget project performance. This approach overlooks the question of if the project should even be done in the first place.
In the digital world, the faster you fail the sooner you succeed
How quickly are you turning your failures into success? Failure is not an outcome it’s a waystation on the learning highway. Too many success-obsessed organizations treat failure as an end point rather than a learning experience that provides feedback and knowledge that help future experiments succeed…
In the digital world, success is defined by a new set of metrics
As the old adage says, what gets measured gets done. So, if you are measuring the wrong things then the wrong things are getting done. Less than 30% of companies have a process in place to measure the return on investment of their digital technology projects.
In the digital world, it’s critical to distinguish between leadership & management
Is your management agenda holding your leadership agenda hostage? Almost every C-level executive I speak with tells me they are so busy running their business that they have no time to think about the best ways to grow their business.