Traveling on a Friday

Traveling on a Friday

It’s interesting where your mind wanders when you are traveling on an open highway.  Thoughts of the weather, the rustling of the wind around the car, getting lost in random thoughts.  Wondering where the last 50 plus years have gone.  Some memories leaking from the...
Five Forces of Cooperation

Five Forces of Cooperation

Anyone who has studied strategy is familiar with Michael Porter’s 5 Forces of Competition.  It is part of every Strategic Management Book and is the foundation of many strategic plans.  Organizations spend a great deal of time analyzing their competition and devising...
What I learned from my 15 state, 3000 mile solo road trip

What I learned from my 15 state, 3000 mile solo road trip

These thoughts represent some reflections from a summer road trip from several years ago.  I think there are some relevant connections to organizational and personal change.   • There are kind helpful people everywhere• You can get a good night sleep in the backseat...
The Illusion of Being Ethical

The Illusion of Being Ethical

It is always interesting to have a conversation with someone and hear them talk about how ethical their organization is despite news to the contrary.  The person will often describe how they have a detailed code of ethics and have mandatory ethics training. ...