Make a difference

There’s an old African proverb that goes something like this: “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito.” When you lead change in a large [...]

Decisions and data

In a recent McKinsey Insight on data culture, the point was well made that when it comes to data as a driver for culture and decision making, “you can’t import data culture and you can’t impose [...]

We’re in it together

Silos are often discussed in the context of organizational design within a company, and they are the invisible (yet sometimes not so invisible) walls that separate groups, departments and people. [...]

Build confidence

Recently, I was working with a client doing a review of their largest and most important project. It had been running a few years and the Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief [...]

Embrace mistakes

WD-40 is a company that learned to make mistakes. It’s part of their DNA. In this lovely short article, they highlight their 3 tricks. Be a learner and a teacher Embrace mistakes as learning [...]

Domino effect

In our VFQ book on Motivation, we talk about how actions and behaviors can demotivate people and teams when you have two common scenarios; either being held responsible for something you don’t [...]

Communication breakdown

I listened to someone recently who complained about a colleague’s views and behavior in a certain situation. This person was frustrated with their colleague’s response and wanted everyone to know [...]