I'm working this holiday week to get the majority of the written work completed for my 2013 Performance Reviews; I realize it's something that folks do not enjoy doing, but I see it as an incredibly important effort. I like to think my organization and I are doing a fairly good job of communicating on a regular basis, but the structure and the formality of the annual Review process ensures that we are "on the same page" regarding the critical…
Change is a natural part of the Digital Transformation process and nothing to worry about – as long as you don’t get too caught up in the drama of your Preferred Point of View.
There are three distinct schools of thought when thinking and talking about IoT and it's impact on their business. When teeing up conversations pointing to megatrends or strategic imperatives, be sure to get specific around what type of IoT conversation you are getting into.
A discussion on two alternatives for capturing your "elevator pitch" and get folks to quickly understand where you are going - and actively support you in the process!
The best time to address the toughest challenges for your Digital Transformation is now - right away!
Accelerate your IoT exploration with this simple framework for explaining the building blocks of IoT solutions; target the areas that present the biggest unknowns.
Focus on a better definition of Success - one that delivers results. Quantifiable change, improved operations, smarter people, profitable top line growth - there is a big difference between deliverables and meaningful results.
Cut to the chase! An effective style of communication is to "run to the bad news"; for time-starved stakeholders, this approach works by focusing the attention on the critical few decision points and issues.
Even in the overhyped world of technology, these non-technical issues (resources, cost, time, priorities) are often the root cause of project difficulty and failure. Talking things out up front can save a lot of headaches and disappointment later.