Look familiar? This map of MLA’s Rube Goldbergesque information system infrastructure shows how our systems have been creatively jury-rigged over time, and expanded and patched to solve specific problems or serve specific needs.
You know those long, wide-ranging conversations where you start out talking about, say, your weekend and end up talking about North Korea or Kim Kardashian’s family tree? Sometimes, the items on our to-do list have origins just as complicated.
Most strategic plans collapse in the execution phase. Effective plans have a clear process for action.
Did I mention the heaps of diagrams and scribbled notes at the board's February strategic planning retreat? Here’s the first one we looked at, posted by Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn.
Yoda said it best: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Clear, simple, and effective communication, right? Just trying is not an option.