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Situation patterns

Your job will typically fit into one of 3 patterns (roles, functions): Create: Innovate and define strategy, capabilities and solutions. Implement: Translate strategy, capabilities and solutions into reality. Operate: Manage, deliver, perform or support the stuff conceived and deployed by the other … Continue reading

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Failure to manage decision consequences

Everyone believes that decisions have consequences, but many fail to proactively manage them.  You can make a great decision, select a great alternative and still fail during execution.  Here are a few examples of common “failure to follow-through” decision faults: Next … Continue reading

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Where do decisions end and implementation details begin?

Decisions are the human thinking process by which we create the future.  The more skilled you become at managing your business, your project or your life as a network of decisions, the more you will see that a truly comprehensive … Continue reading

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Decisions bridge innovation and execution

I’m kicking back this afternoon watching the Masters tournament.  I’ve already seen 4 or 5 commercials from IBM poking fun at an overemphasis on innovation techniques (talking) at the expense of execution (doing).   I’m sure this rings true to anyone who … Continue reading

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Who are decision stakeholders?

In yesterday’s entry, I used a term “stakeholder” without defining it.  To me, a stakeholder implies “anyone who may be affected by the outcome of a decision to such a degree that they should be consulted in advance to understand their criteria, … Continue reading

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Separate your to-do and to-learn lists

Lots of people maintain daily, weekly or monthly to-do lists.  These lists typically jumble together 3 types of tasks: Maintain my life: Day-to-day operational stuff to keep life going.  These tasks are the consequences that flow from the sum of … Continue reading

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Time to capability

Business folks use a term, time to market, to describe the time it takes to translate an idea for a new product into something real that can be sold to generate revenue.   Getting a product to market fast and first … Continue reading

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