Accelerating the Learning Curve to develop and deliver capability with urgency and speed Press play below to hear Steve's talk on PlatformCON and discover what distinguishes the best from the rest. The gaps the best have over everyone else are enormous in terms of generating and … [Read more...] about Steve at PlatformCON22
Steve was honored to be a guest speaker recently on the Dublin Lean Network webinar series hosted by Steve Halpin. Chairman of the Dublin Lean Network, Steve Halpin welcomed Steven and started by saying he highly recommends Steven’s book “The High Velocity Edge” in terms of the practical … [Read more...] about How to Achieve Rapid Process Improvements in your Organisation
Credit to my colleagues B, B, P, and S for the insights below.Herding cats. A pointless task. You get ahold of one cat, and the other 19 run off in their own directions. Before you get any cat where you want it, you’ve got to be chasing the other cats that’re getting away. Even if you … [Read more...] about Herding cats, cats in bags, and why two-pizza teams and APIs matter so much.
I was re reading “Learning War,” by Trent Hone, and page 30 and 31, it hit me, in the section about “engineering officers.”The pre condition (late 1800s early 1900s) was that there were line officers with everyone else (including engineering) in support. But with the shift from wood to steel and … [Read more...] about Rules Tools and Applications
Two Wall Street Journal articles, “GE and the Belief in Management Magic,” by Jason Zweig, and “Larry Culp Rewired GE. Then He Unwound It,” by Thomas Gryta, Ted Mannand Cara Lombardoput, put in relief two alternative views of management—one that it is largely a transactional discipline, as practiced … [Read more...] about Why Welch’s GM failed … and lessons from Culp’s efforts to right the ship.
My note, last week, drew on two WSJ articles to contrast alternative views of management at GE (“transactional,” as practiced by Jack Welch and Jeffrey Immelt, the other, “developmental,” by current CEO and Danaher veteran Larry Culp). That note prompted some questions:1. If Welch was “hailed as … [Read more...] about Why Welch’s GM Failed … and lessons from Culp’s efforts to right the ship.