Hard Truths about Data Visualization

Fast Company’s recent article “What killed the Infographic?” (confusing infographics with data visualization) essentially says that you see fewer data visualizations on the internet now, but that’s only because “data visualization, as a medium, has finally grown up and gotten a job”. Data visualization has gone in-house, as companies arm their people with software like Tableau. Regarding Tableau, Fast Company

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3 Key Challenges of Online Meetings – and Tips for Dealing with Them

As travel budgets get tighter, technology gets better, and we connect more and more across the country and the world, online meetings have become a regular part of doing business. When setting up online meetings, we often make the mistake of treating them the same way as in-person meetings. But online meetings have their own unique challenges. To keep our

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You Can’t Fix Organizational Culture

The April edition of the Harvard Business Review featured an article called “You Can’t Fix Culture – Just focus on Your Business and the Rest Will Follow”.  Authors Jay Lorsh and Emily McTague make the case that while many believe that the solution to organizational challenges is to “change the culture”, this is not a prescription worth pursuing. They contend

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Revisited

If you’re like me, summer is a time for catching up on the business and self-help books you’ve been meaning to read all year. But what do you remember about the books you read last year, let alone the ones you read over a decade ago? Stephen R. Covey’s bestseller – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, first published in 1989, is

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What is Lean About Anyway?

  Many organizations have had some exposure to Lean Training. A small number of these organizations have actually attempted to apply the various Lean tools. Unfortunately, they often report that their experience and more importantly, their results, have not met their expectations. These organizations are left wondering if Lean works in their business sector. So, what went wrong? The best way

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