Category Archives: Blog Post

A New Course for Organizational Leaders Will Soon Be Released

Folks, I am super-excited to announce that on March 15, 2018, we will be releasing a brand new course: Lean-Agile Mindset and Culture: A Course for Organizational Leaders. Many of us have faced an increasingly common problem: the transformation is going full steam, but the leadership mindset is lagging behind, inadvertently creating a principal impediment… Read More »

Fixed or Variable? It’s Actually Both!

Should my team structure be fixed or variable? Should my funding be fixed or variable? Should the plan reflect fixed expectations or variable possibilities? The reality is, it’s neither one of those isolated notions, but rather both of them enabling organization’s performance in concert with each other. On the one hand, enterprise reality contains inherent… Read More »

High Reliability Organizations (HROs) – Podcast with Brian “Ponch” Rivera

In this podcast we are discussing how High Reliability Organizations (HROs) manage information flows, risks, team dynamics and more. Here’s the podcast recording: To reach out to Brian: @PonchAGLX LI: References to books mentioned in the podcast: Managing the Unexpected: Resilient Performance in an Age of Uncertainty By Karl Weick and Kathleen Sutcliffe… Read More »

Addressing the “Certainty Bias”: Core Principles to the Rescue

  Certainty bias? Indeed. Certainty bias is the term we use in reference to organizations’ tendency to demonstrate overconfidence in desirable outcomes while in fact operating in an environment of uncertainty. A lot of organizations are exposed to this phenomenon. Yours too, most certainty… no pun intended. The problem has some typical symptoms: Assumptions are… Read More »

Anti-Pattern: Anemic Transformation

Driving a successful transformation is a tough task. It takes skill and courage on behalf of the change agents in charge. More often than not, however, the journey leads to a pretty undesirable destination where the organization assumes they have succeeded with the job while in fact they got hopelessly stuck, unable to achieve any… Read More »