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How effective organizations build staff capabilities — Insight from McKinsey

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” The survey refreshes data from a 2010 study, and found that: … the responses to our latest survey on the topic suggest that organizations, to perform at their best, now focus on a different set of capabilities and different groups of employees to develop. In other words, the best performers did personnel development differently.

Week 10 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010

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Week 3 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Weight — Down 3.5 lbs from week 2 (253.5 from 261) Wii Age — Forgot to measure this week… will assume I’m still at 55. Finally, I’ve started the WiiFit strength training.

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Week 2 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010

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However, I realized that I hadn’t posted on my own “ Operation Dunk 2010 &# performance, so here goes: I’ve made some progress on my weight ( the weight reduction KPI is related to the improvement of my jumping capability ): Weight — Down 3.5 lbs from week 1 (257.5 Zen, PM, and Life Blog at WordPress.com.

Week 4 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? I’ve made higher and higher scores on some of the multi-player games, but unfortunately I can’t seem to save and track my ongoing progress on those. Weight — Down 4.5

Tout your winners

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Reply Denis , on April 7, 2010 at 3:06 pm said: I say you should go out there and flaunt the value you add, but as Elizabeth suggests, do it subtly.

SAP SME Portfolio Précis

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Why can't we plan for leadership?

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Posted on March 9, 2010 by Paul Ritchie Glen Alleman asks “ Why is it so hard ?&# But I want to say something.

Innovative innovation myths

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MIT formula for uncertainty: pad your estimates

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Hogarth and Anil Gaba’s Winter 2010 article in the MIT Sloan Management Review (full article here ). 4 Responses Stephen Ritchie , on February 25, 2010 at 1:27 pm said: The average of the averages, according to the central limit theorem, approaches the normal distribution, which gives a useful estimate. That part makes sense.

What will I need to “build” so I can dunk?

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Posted on January 6, 2010 by Paul Ritchie Per my last full post , I want to re-build my capability to dunk. And to make sure that we all “know what done looks like&# , by dunk I mean to dunk a men’s regulation basketball in a 10-foot goal by EOY 2010. Sufficient balance and coordination to manage those two capabilities.

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Portents of Impending Doom

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Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit Filed under: PMO Tagged: | Communications , performance reporting , PMO , status reporting « Week 2 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010 Week 3 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010 » Like Be the first to like this post. Portents of Impending Doom [.]

The only time Crossderry will beat Herding Cats

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2 Responses Glen B Alleman , on February 23, 2010 at 4:44 pm said: Let’s pretend it’s a log/log scale and we’re indistinguishable in rank. Reply Paul Ritchie , on February 23, 2010 at 5:11 pm said: Either that or the “4″ stands for written at a four-year old reading level and you’re ahead of me!

Another pitfall of the Golden Rule

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One Response moraloutrage , on August 27, 2010 at 5:41 pm said: The universal and timeless Golden Rule associated with Christianity is shared by at least 8 religions that I’m aware of. Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Listen.

Building capabilities for the New Year

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Call it a flash of inspiration or a flight of fancy, I decided that my New Year’s Resolution for 2010 would be to build the capability to dunk again by year-end. « Crossderry Blog , on January 6, 2010 at 11:49 am said: [.] It was far easier for me to post good stuff while at SAP because it was part of my job.

Owning your change program

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2 Responses Melissa Dutmers , on February 22, 2010 at 3:17 pm said: Paul, Thanks for finding my blog post and referencing it in your article! Cheers~ Melissa Dutmers Twitter: [link] Reply Paul naybour , on March 13, 2010 at 3:46 pm said: Do organisations ever change unless they really have too. I don’t buy it. I agree.

My two cents worth…

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Or perhaps they haven’t noticed. I’ve earned all of $0.02 in two weeks. My gratitude for my day job just went up about 1000%, however! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Bookmark me!

Best and Worst Project Names « Crossderry Blog

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Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit Filed under: PMO Tagged: | Communications , Organizational Change Management , project names « Week 3 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010 Sound and fury, signifying nothing » Like Be the first to like this post. The name conveyed danger and privation.

“Just Ask” Leadership

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3 Responses Using questions “within&# your personality « Crossderry Blog , on February 3, 2010 at 8:46 am said: [.] “Just Ask&# Leadership [.] Reply Help others answer “their&# questions « Crossderry Blog , on February 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm said: [.] Where does it go? Zen, PM, and Life Blog at WordPress.com.

Puzzles vs. Mysteries

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? The book is a collection of his New Yorker pieces; he also includes a few key updates and notes that bring the articles up-to-date. We can’t find him because we don’t have enough information. Listen.

Stop. Look. Listen.

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Posted on March 3, 2010 by Paul Ritchie I don’t get over to John Agno’s Coaching Tip blog often enough, though I did make it over the other day and found this timely post: In Stressful Encounters, Rewire Yourself to Listen. Listen. John’s tips — and those of Mark Goulston — are very practical.

Shiny, happy objects all around

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Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit Filed under: PMO Tagged: | goal-setting , Leadership and strategic planning , Seth Godin , Stephen Covey , Strategy « Week 4 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010 Wow, Leo Apotheker’s gone already? Seth Godin uses the concept to get us focused on our goals and milestones.

Using questions “within” your personality

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? The second topic in my Q&A with Gary Cohen , author of JUST ASK LEADERSHIP: Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions , focused on personal transformation. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Bookmark me!

Sound and fury, signifying nothing

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One Response Ginger Levin , on January 29, 2010 at 1:26 pm said: Hi Paul, Enjoy seeing your posts. Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Communications practices are a gold mine for the troubled project prospector. Have a nice weekend.

The cost of control

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? We’ve been struggling with this issue in our transformation program. We have put stronger controls and more frequent communications in place. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Bookmark me!

Asking vendors partnership-promoting questions

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Service and technology providers are integral parts of many projects, but too often I see them treated like arms-length vendors rather than true partners. What might prevent you from hearing that praise?

Help others answer “their” questions

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Can you talk more about such questions and how they can be used to reinforce accountability? Gary Cohen: One of the most important questions leaders can ask is, “Whose decision is it?”

SAP's product side is the problem « Crossderry Blog

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Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Driving change in this kind of climate will be very challenging for Jim [Snabe] and Vishal [Sikka]. Hasso stalks the product halls? What…monetize? Isn’t that what sales people are for?

Whose “truth” are you after?

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Posted on February 10, 2010 by Paul Ritchie Continuing my Q&A with Gary Cohen , author of JUST ASK LEADERSHIP: Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions … Crossderry: Coming from the other direction, how can senior leadership make it safe to ask and answer questions openly and honestly? Gary Cohen (cont.):

Wow, Leo Apotheker's gone already?

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Posted on February 8, 2010 by Paul Ritchie Unbelievable that Leo Apotheker has already fallen on his sword. Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Didn’t Peter Zencke fall on his sword for this already? Anyway, absurd. But what then?

What is “ready to use”? « Crossderry Blog

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Posted on January 8, 2010 by Paul Ritchie Sorry, Derek, it's prêt-à-l'emploi not prêt-à-porter. Week 2 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010 » Like Be the first to like this post. One Response Dara Bell , on January 29, 2010 at 9:18 pm said: This is funny. Derek really no clue. Love the post.

PM Quote of the Day — Winston Churchill

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Waterfall, Agile, now “Sim”?

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Reply Bob Tarne , on December 29, 2010 at 7:46 pm said: This sounds similar to what my company has been doing in building business processes. Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read? Time to crack the “sim&# books! What am I missing?

Gratitude - 2010

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Gratitude - 2010 I am filled with gratefulness as I think about 2010 coming to an end. John Hunter is a passionate improvement expert who shares some profound lessons on management, leadership, lean and Deming. Thanks to both of them for enlightening and inspiring. Talk to you soon.

Best Leadership Books of 2010

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A crisis exposes character or the lack of it. Our reaction is important. Our recent history requires a response; a correction; a change in the status quo. If we are thinking more-of-the-same or merely upping our game then we are destined to fail again. On the other hand if we are looking to change our games or approach, then we have a way forward.

Thanks for your contributions in 2010!

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As noted here every year, easily one of the most gratifying aspects of authoring a site like this is the interaction offered by visitors from around the world. They present thoughtful and engaging comments from which we all learn so much, as well as offering us the opportunity to discover additional value on many of the contributors’ own web sites.

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Are you letting conflicts fester?

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What does “being creative” look like in a particular situation? Almost

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Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. Everest before his successful summit in 1953. Thanks.

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Shut-up & Listen | N2Growth Blog

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Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. The best leaders are proactive, strategic listeners.

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