One of the biggest obstacles in changing the way your company works is undoing the years, often decades, of institutionalised inertia of “the way things have always been done.” There’s comfort in doing things the same way. It made us successful. It made us big! And, perhaps the most persuasive argument: no one ever got … Continue reading What if “the way we’ve always done things” is the fastest way to agility?
Last month our webinar featured Tim Herbig, Sense & Respond press author of Lateral Leadership. Tim discussed ways to lead even if you’re not the boss. Watch now.This post was originally published to my newsletter subscribers (14k of them now). If you’d like to get these in your inbox sign up here As the wars on … Continue reading The executive’s secret weapon to agility
The next Sense & Respond Press book (our fourth) is going to be Lateral Leadership: A practical guide to managing agile teams by Tim Herbig.Sometimes you’re not in a position of authority yet you still need to lead a team. Tim shares his experience and insight on how to be an effective product leader even … Continue reading No amount of technology will make you “digital”
Josh Seiden & I are thrilled to announce the launch of Sense & Respond Press. Our newest venture, Sense & Respond Press, publishes short, beautiful, actionable books by leading practitioners in the field of innovation, digital transformation, product management, and design. Our readers are smart, busy, practical innovators. Our authors are experts working in the … Continue reading Digital Transformation Is Not Innovation
This post was originally published to my newsletter subscribers (12k of them now). If you’d like to get these updates via email sign up here. A week ago I sent out the above tweet. It was in response to a comment I got while in Copenhagen speaking to a group of C-level executives about the … Continue reading “Everyone is too busy” is not a prioritization strategy
This post was originally published to my newsletter subscribers (12k of them now). If you’d like to get these updates via email sign up here. I was lucky enough to visit New Zealand in February. This is a picture I took of the Southern Alps as we flew in the tiniest plane ever to Milford … Continue reading Intrapreneurship is a lie. So I became a consultant.
This post was originally published to my newsletter subscribers (10k of them now). If you’d like to get these updates via email sign up here. If you’ve never been to Stormking Art Center in New York, you must visit next time you’re in the neighborhood. Spread out over a massive field are enormous sculptures and … Continue reading Agile Doesn’t Have a Brain
Here’s a lesson in why experimentation and prototyping is a good idea. This is the (back end) Vasa — a 17th century Swedish warship commissioned to be the biggest and baddest thing on the high seas. And it was. Until the day the sailed it. On its maiden voyage, it floated for exactly 1500m before sinking in … Continue reading Everything you know expires, eventually
I had the pleasure of speaking in London last week at Mind the Product. It’s a twice annual gathering of product managers and their colleagues that attracts nearly 1500 attendees. Given the location, The Barbican, and the audience size, I couldn’t resist taking a selfie from the stage. There’s an unforgettable scene in my favorite movie, … Continue reading Agile vs Lean vs Design Thinking
I went to the New York Air Show at Stewart Airport over Labor Day weekend. I brought my camera. This is the best photo I captured. These are the Thunderbirds F16 demonstration team from the US Air Force. I’ve never seen anything move as fast as these jets.Hey folks – I, for one, choose not to … Continue reading Moving to a continuous world. This changes everything.