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January 26, 2023    |     Articles

The Calculus of Performance Management   

We tend to assess our products, teams, and organizations against fewer parameters than the average baseball fan. It may seem counterintuitive but I suggest that you make your performance management process less efficient to make it more effective.

December 20, 2022    |     Articles

Dear Ben Horowitz, Yes AND!   

I have realized that Horowitz’s process is actually a more detailed breakdown of the last step of my own approach.  So today I thought I would put one of my favorite communication tools (Yes AND) into practice…

November 15, 2022    |     Articles

Byproduct or Best Product   

The more specialized the roles or the more mature the business, the smaller the team will be when it is ready to think intentionally about roles, accountability, and structured collaboration.  Specialization and maturity seem like good things.  “Structure” is often seen as restrictive and annoying.  So why would these attributes create an earlier need for structure than a more generalized free for all?

Nerd Alert! Belleview Ideal Client Algorithms
October 25, 2022    |     Articles

Mystery Solved! Specialization and Maturity Drive Ideal Client Size   

The more specialized the roles or the more mature the business, the smaller the team will be when it is ready to think intentionally about roles, accountability, and structured collaboration.  Specialization and maturity seem like good things.  “Structure” is often seen as restrictive and annoying.  So why would these attributes create an earlier need for structure than a more generalized free for all?

September 26, 2022    |     Articles

Misalignments and Organizational Culture   

Although there are often many factors contributing to toxic, or even unpleasant, organizational cultures, misalignments between expectations and reality are a consistent driver.  This article explores where those misalignments start so that leaders can identify and address them before toxicity comes creeping in.

August 17, 2022    |     Articles

Truth vs Integrity   

Integrity can be a tricky concept and always makes my short list of Tricksy Words. A common oversimplification is to say that having integrity means always telling the truth. But what happens when the truth is misleading? For me, integrity is what you do when no one is watching and also what you do when people are truly paying attention.

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