Persuasion is a hot topic in the business and personal world currently as everyone wants to bend others to their will. Influencer does not focus on persuasion, but on how to drive change on a project through six different sources of influence.Read More »Influencer – Multiple Authors
The Checklist Manifesto poses an interesting concept on using checklists to standardize tasks across multiple verticals. The author is a general surgeon focusing mainly on healthcare applications. The carrying premise is that a checklist in the OR can prevent common complications due to complex tasks such as surgery.Read More »The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gwande
A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
Your project is over budget and overdue, your business sponsor is growing impatient, and IT departments are blaming each other. Worse yet, you have just been promoted and have been given 90 days or the organization fails. Does this sound familiar? While many organizations do not face this extreme situation, The Phoenix Project guides us through the adventures of Bill as he learns about DevOps and Lean principles. If you ever read The Goal, then the story may sound familiar.
How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work
Think about how many decisions you have to make on a daily or weekly basis, some are easy and some are absolutely agonizing. It is amazing how much we struggle on being decisive, and sometimes over something as easy as whether you should go to graduate school – tip reframe the question. Another book by the Heath brothers that delivers a knowledge bomb.
How to Change Things When Change is Hard
Change is inevitably hard. Throughout my career it is change and persuading others to adopt change that takes the most time, whether it is changing culture, processes, or technology. Everyone falls into habits and changes those habits requires energy, and motivation. Switch by the Heath brothers builds a framework to help guide change management whether it be in an organization or your personal life.