Why did you go?

Why did you go?

The most common question I get asked is why did you go?

I just got back from the Academy of Management conference.  It was great. Over 10,000 people assembled to share and talk about all aspects of management. Academics, leading lights in organisations, authors and practitioners.

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Truth

Truth. And, how would you like that?

When we order steak, coffee, spirits or eggs, we’re asked how we want them prepared and delivered. Do we want it with milk? Sugar? Rare? Medium? Rocks? Neat? Sunny side up? Over easy? Sides?

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Insults

Insults – I’ve had a few

I’ve tried not to write this – I really have. I’ve thought about it many times but always backed away. Why? I’ve been scared of the consequences.

But this morning I was tipped over.

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Accountability

Who’s Accountable?

The caller wanted to get my thoughts on a program manager they were thinking of hiring.

A fog came over my brain and I was transported back two years.

It was a good day. Things had gone my way. I had space to think.

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Failure's Okay

Failure’s OK – Everyone’s Doing It!

One of the great mysteries of the 21st century. 40% of organisational budgets are allocated to projects (whether we call them projects or programs). Our education around managing projects accredits the structure, science, tools and admin. Yet people wanting the outcome are dissatisfied with the result 85% of the time.

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