Category: Strategy

Jackson Hole Tram

Don’t be afraid to have a vision

This is a slightly edited version of a message I sent to my team: Today a prospect told us his vision of digital transformation and asked what ours was. I don’t think that’s ever...

Abstracted Stickies

How to design a successful workshop

Note: This originally appeared on the 3Pillar website Workshops are a great way to get your team aligned and moving quickly. I design workshops to meet my client where they are and get them...

Snowbird, Utah 2016

You’re funding technology wrong

Occasionally I work with clients who fund technology based on project business cases that are evaluated on a periodic or annual basis. These business cases require your leaders and their teams to spend endless...

First Tracks

Breaking the rules of facilitating

A facilitator is supposed to be a neutral party who keeps time and make sure people follow the rules of the exercise. I’m a facilitation rule breaker and not ashamed of it. We’re committed to...

Moving Painting

What Henry Ford Got Wrong and Right About Customers

If you advocate for including customers in the product development process you are going to inevitably will be confronting this: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”...

Emberly Inspired Mural

What I Learned on Maternity Leave

My husband and I welcomed a little girl into the world over the holidays and it’s been a whirlwind since. I’ve learned to swaddle, what her cries mean (mostly) and a few things that...