When COVID hit, we had to figure out a way to train people how to use the Rapid Learning Cycles framework virtually, when up to this point, I had only delivered face-to-face workshops and strongly recommended that teams only do face-to-face kickoff events. One Key Decision in that process: what collaboration tools will we use […]
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To Accelerate Net-Zero, Commit Early but Decide Late
A growing number of major companies are following the lead of Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to set aggressive targets for achieving net zero carbon emissions in their businesses. To hit those commitments, companies need to make important decisions about where to focus the time, energy, and money they have to invest in sustainability. It may […]
3 Reasons Why Good Decisions
Can’t Be Scored
Why numbers lead teams astray in their most important decisions —
and what to do instead.
When my partner and I were driving through the Luxembourg countryside, we enjoyed the beautiful sights: scenic mountains with hilltop castles and lush forests. As night began to fall, the fog descended. At first, it was beautiful. Then visibility became more and more restricted. Relaxation turned into apprehension as we realized the increasing danger on […]
How Teams Can Find Focus, Even When They’re Overwhelmed.
Find Your NUDs — Those Things That are New, Unique or Difficult —to Find Your Focus
Recently, my thinking about Key Decisions has changed. I used to think that teams needed to address all their high impact/high unknown Key Decisions and that teams could be trusted to come up with the right ones within a few cycles of re-planning, even if they struggled during the integration event.
How to Prioritize Your Team’s
Highest Impact Decisions
Why Purpose Statements Bring Key Decisions
and Knowledge Gaps Into Focus
In 2018, a paying passenger was dragged off of a United flight by law enforcement officers because United needed the seat to reposition crew members so that they’d be in place to start the next day. The passenger was injured in the incident, which was captured and shared on social media, creating a public relations […]