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Team chemistry

I was reminded this week of the importance of team chemistry. Even though I can document and decompose the functions that any team must perform and explicitly model the roles played by each member and the interactions among them (think … Continue reading

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Stretch the rules!

As a Hoosier, I’ve played, coached and watched my share of basketball.  Last weekend I attended 2 Big Ten tournament games and later watched two of my grandsons compete in 4 additional contests in one afternoon.  I won’t go so … Continue reading

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Engineering is a gnarly profession

People don’t understand what engineers do.  Say “engineer” and a layperson thinks: Nerds Nerds with pocket protectors (I haven’t worn mine in years!) Nerds with pocket protectors and electrical tape holding their eyeglasses together (… decades!) Sophisticated laypersons think “Dilbert!” … Continue reading

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Decision patterns unleash creativity

Because I really believe in the power of decision patterns (and I am making them available as part of the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) web services), I often get the opportunity to recommend the use of these patterns to … Continue reading

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Lifelong innovation

Lifelong innovation is one of my passions.  Whether the subject is some area of life, a process or a product, I’m wired to look for continuous improvement.  I’m certainly not a subscriber to the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix … Continue reading

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Avoiding either-or binary decisions

People often state a personal or professional decision as an either-or or binary (2 alternative) proposition.  Should I build a new house or stay where I’m at (do nothing)?  Should I build a new custom home or buy an existing house … Continue reading

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