Peter Drucker on metrics as misdirection

Business, like any other institution, has important results that are incapable of being measured. Any experienced executive will know companies or industries that are bound for extinction because they cannot attract or hold able people. This, every experienced executive also…

The Toolkit – Part 1: Foundations (4)

This post is part of the working draft of the DriverlessCrocodile Toolkit (read more here). I’d love comments, links to resources related to the theme, and original contributions. Would they miss you? Why? This question works for examining your personal…

The Toolkit – Part 1: Foundations (3)

This post is part of the working draft of the DriverlessCrocodile Toolkit (read more here). I’d love comments, links to resources related to the theme, and original contributions. Another lens on personal values If the obituary doesn’t work for you,…

Peter Drucker on pay and rewards for knowledge workers

Knowledge workers demand economic rewards… Their absence is a deterrent. But their presence is not enough… [Knowledge workers] need opportunity; they need achievement; they need fulfillment; they need values. Only by making themselves into effective executives can knowledge workers obtain…

No mistakes. No regrets. (2)

Mistakes of technique … are to be expected and – to a degree – accepted. You’ll drop catches, make miss-hits, typos, errors of arithmetic. These things happen. Yes, we can improve our technique, and we can improve the system where…

The Toolkit – Part 1: Foundations (2)

This post is part of the working draft of the DriverlessCrocodile Toolkit (read more here). I’d love comments, links to resources related to the theme, and original contributions. Values The best exercise I know for thinking about you values comes…

Eyes. Sawdust. Planks.

 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when…

Conflicting values

If you keep butting up against the same problem with a colleague – a problem you think you’ve fixed, but that comes up repeatedly in slightly different variations – it could be a sign of conflicting values. Values conflicts often…

Invisible compromises

Why are our compromises so often invisible to others? We take a deep breath, struggle to assume the best, let go of a few things and then stretch out with all the patience and generosity and grace that we can…

Motto (4): Have Fun

Motto (4): Have Fun

Have fun, learn lots, work hard, be kind. You only get to do this once, so how are you going to play? There’s a time for gritting your teeth, grinding it out, pushing through barriers. No pain, no gain is…