Igniting Growth

Studies or Stories?

Monday, October 08, 2018

What is your go to?   ..

Connecting as Leaders

Thursday, March 22, 2018

What makes the difference between great leaders and the rest?  I don’t think it is one thing, and not always the same thing for everyone, but I do think it is in transition.  ..

The P&G Family

Friday, October 13, 2017


Just Yell LOUDER!!! (I don't think so!)

Monday, February 22, 2016



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Have you ever questioned yourself and wondered..."Is it just me? Am I making this up?"   ..

Complex doesn't have to be complicated

Friday, August 29, 2014

We live in a complex world.  Interdependent like never before. Flat. Volatile. The US Military coined it as VUCA--volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.  True in world powers. True in business.  Sometimes I hear people longing for the good old days when things were simple. Life is so complicated now.  It doesn't have to be.  It is a choice to respond to complexity with complicatedness or to respond to connectedness and interdependency with control.   ..

A Decision Allegory

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

"We don't make decisions." "Nothing ever gets done around here."  "No sooner than we make a decision in a lead team meeting it is undone by all the conversations behind closed doors." "Sales and marketing refuse to cooperate." ..

Making It Great!

Monday, March 31, 2014

A decision has been made.  What is a typical reaction?  A team celebrates, breathes a sigh of relief, or feels they can "check this one off the list".  Actually, no.  Decision design recognizes you are still in the decision making process.  It doesn't end with the decision, even though we want to assume it does. There is still important work to be done for the decision to be implemented with excellence and you need to plan and design for this as part of your overall process. ..

Crossing the Chasm

Thursday, March 20, 2014

There is a great divide between creating/imagining a new idea or invention and crossing over to launching it as a successful innovation in the marketplace.  One way this divide can manifest is between the innovation team and the commercialization team in a large organization. ..

Inspirations from BIF9

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Last week I traveled to Providence, Rhode Island to spend a couple of days at BIF9 with "innovation junkies" to share stories about Innovation.  It was thought provoking and inspirational.  Over the next several weeks, my blogs will be inspired by these stories. ..

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