Robservation 26 – Managing VUCA

A term we have heard a lot of lately in business, and in life that describes our current times is VUCA.  It stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. I think we can all agree that whether we are staying at home or essential workers on the...

Overconfidence

Dan O’Brien was as close as you’ll ever get to a sure bet for winning a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics.  At the 1991 World Championships, he’d posted the top score in five of the ten events comprising the men’s decathlon.  In contrast, none of the 26...

Avoiding ‘Groundhog Day’ – Principle #5

Today’s blog will wrap up this series on successfully resolving issues the first time around, thereby avoiding reliving bad days like Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors in the comedy Groundhog Day.  We’ve covered the first four principles below…so on to...

Avoiding ‘Groundhog Day’ – Principle #4

Let’s continue our series on the following principles for resolving issues the first time around, thereby avoiding the unpleasant experience of weatherman Phil Connors in the best comedy ever made (in 1993, anyway), Groundhog Day:    Find the REAL...

Avoiding ‘Groundhog Day’ – Principle #3

In this series, I’m covering five principles that will help organizations like yours avoid repeating bad days, such as those experienced by Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors in 1993’s groundbreaking comedy Groundhog Day.  They are:    ...
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