12 tips for leading in a downturn, COVID reloaded – Part 2/3

This post is the second of a 3-part mini series. If you missed the first part with the 4 first tips, you may want to read 12 tips for leading in a downturn, COVID reloaded - Part 1/3 After a major crisis and its aftermath such as we experience(d) with the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown and … Continue reading 12 tips for leading in a downturn, COVID reloaded – Part 2/3

12 tips for leading in a downturn, COVID reloaded – Part 1/3

Five years ago, August 2015, I published my post “12 tips for leading in a downturn”. It was a collection of tips after having seen various management reactions to a slowdown, downturn, crisis, recession, that appeared in series from 2000 onwards. July 2020, France is officially out of its general lockdown and faces the aftermath … Continue reading 12 tips for leading in a downturn, COVID reloaded – Part 1/3

Critical view on the 10 Propositions for Industry 4.0 in the Post-Corona Economy – part 4

This is my fourth post and critical view on “Ten Propositions on the Future of Digital Business Models for Industry 4.0 in the Post-Corona Economy” by the German Platform Industrie 4.0. If you have missed my previous post of this series, please follow this link: Critical view on the 10 Propositions for Industry 4.0 in … Continue reading Critical view on the 10 Propositions for Industry 4.0 in the Post-Corona Economy – part 4

Goal Tree Chronicles – Special Lockdown – What happens to a Goal Tree in case of lockdown?

We write the 2nd of April, 2020. This is 16th day of lockdown for the coronavirus COVID-19 here in France, started March 17th, at noon. Worldwide it is half of the humankind that is locked down. Many business owners and senior management team members try to figure out how to first cope with the situation, … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – Special Lockdown – What happens to a Goal Tree in case of lockdown?

5 good reasons to build a Goal Tree when considering changing your job

Your current job sucks or you're stuck in your career? Before rushing to the next best job you may benefit from a rational analysis of your ambition and your current situation building a Goal Tree. Here are 5 good reasons to build a Goal Tree when considering changing your job: Get clarity about what you … Continue reading 5 good reasons to build a Goal Tree when considering changing your job

The Right Way to Solve Complex Business Problems

The Right Way to Solve Complex Business Problems is the title of a december 04, 2018* episode of IdeaCast, the podcast from Harvard Business Review. In this episode, Curt Nickisch (HBR) interviews Corey Phelps, a strategy professor at McGill University and author. *I’ve listened the podcast in early April 2019 The interview on podcast and … Continue reading The Right Way to Solve Complex Business Problems

2018: one year of blogging in retrospect

At the moment of writing these lines, the year has 5 more days to go until 2019 and complete its fifth year of existence. The 2018 counter of views shows 89,670,  a 16.5% increase compared to previous year, thanks to 53,430 visitors. A still modest score, but I am working on it. I managed to … Continue reading 2018: one year of blogging in retrospect

Goal Tree Chronicles – From Goal Tree to project WBS. Yes but.

I use to say that one of the benefits of the Goal Tree is to provide a project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to roll out the project, or the Goal Tree to be used ahead of a new project planning to ensure that no step was forgotten. With experience accumulating, I can confirm this to … Continue reading Goal Tree Chronicles – From Goal Tree to project WBS. Yes but.

The benefits of fresh eyes on company’s strategy

Most companies, big or small, have a strategy, a plan for the coming year(s) with a set of high-level objectives and probably a Goal still to be achieved. Some of these plans are fairly elaborate, other less so and many are more intuitions expressed in broad lines and in rather informal mode. What executives often … Continue reading The benefits of fresh eyes on company’s strategy

What differences between the Logical Thinking Process and Theory of Constraints’ Thinking Processes?

Two relatively similar ‘logical thinking ways’ exist and have almost the same names: the Logical Thinking Process and Theory of Constraints’ Thinking Processes. One may ask why two? and what differentiate one from another? The first in time were the Theory of Constraints’ Thinking Processes (TOC TPs, note the plural) that were initiated by Eli … Continue reading What differences between the Logical Thinking Process and Theory of Constraints’ Thinking Processes?