Would You Hire Someone Who Led a Rebellion?

Top X lists are generally clickbait tripe. But we need people, I need to interview them, so “Top 5 Interview Questions” sounds worth clicking. And then I read this: When I asked “tell me about something you’ve led,” one of the candidates paused and then answered, “I once led a revolt against management in a manufacturing...

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The right tools to make the right decisions Part 2

Heads in the Clouds? Are You Going to Be All Talk or All Action? ..Getting the Most out of Your Existing Cloud But supposing you’re one of the many that has made the leap and deployed some apps in the cloud. How will your organization continue to extract efficiencies for the long haul? It’s not just an arbitrage of...

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The right tools to make the right decisions Part 1

If Cloud is Mainstream… What’s so confusing? Cloud computing isn’t emerging, futuristic, or innovative. It’s just a building block in the CIO’s infrastructure arsenal. One piece of evidence: it’s missing from Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. That doesn’t mean that all cloud technologies are...

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How fast-growth companies are most likely to fall Part 3

Aug 18, 16 How fast-growth companies are most likely to fall Part 3

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Into the trap of not seeking help – and how they can take the time to be more than OK We previously talked about the IT and sourcing teams’ reluctance to admit problems or fix them when they know there is an issue – whether cost, risk, or performance. Now we want to talk about the situations that are most likely to...

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So now that we admit we have a problem Part 2

Aug 16, 16 So now that we admit we have a problem Part 2

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How do we avoid making things worse with the solution? In the last post, I talked about IT, finance, and sourcing managers not wanting to admit they have a problem. But even those who know they need help don’t always get it. Why? IT solution – The last barrier to cross is trust in being able to find the IT solution without...

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IT Buyers Say “We are OK.” Are you Sure? Part 1

Aug 14, 16 IT Buyers Say “We are OK.” Are you Sure? Part 1

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After 15 years of running a consultancy for the world’s most powerful firms, there is one thing that still irks me. Every day we propose ways to make the lives of people we work with better and give them the tools data and methodology to make their companies more efficient. But whether it’s reduced cost, improved...

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