Always a meddler

In an organization where there is more than one person, you are likely to have multiple stakeholders. Whether you’re trying to get a business case approved, a new idea agreed to, or you’re trying [...]

Identity crisis

Steve Jobs once said “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice” – this speaks to why many organizations struggle with understanding their identity. It’s the [...]

Smell the roses

Last year, The Guardian published an article on Why the secret to productivity isn’t long hours – featuring an interview with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, a consultant and visiting scholar at [...]

Continuously improving

Continuous Improvement is a term that gets used a lot, but often without much action or intent. It’s used more as a platitude that’s being loosely applied. I saw this post on LinkedIn and thought [...]

Remember the goal

“Making the process better, easier, and cheaper is an important aspiration, something we continually work on—but it is not the goal. Making something great is the goal.” – Ed Catmull There [...]

Defining success

At a product management event I attended recently, one of the speakers made an interesting point. He said you shouldn’t judge the success of a product manager by the success of their [...]

Remaining enthusiastic

Winston Churchill once said, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”. Many people thought Churchill was mad for his strategy in the second world war. He [...]

Nothing personal

Showing half finished work can be scary. Most work when it’s inflight can look incomplete and messy. That’s what makes it work-in-progress. However, if we hold on to work too long, until [...]