And yet another reason why most acquisitions fail
Contrary to common knowledge, stretch goals are NOT a universal tool
Grading our own decision process skills is worthless when we’re unfamiliar with the standards.
Vendors provide valuable contributions to our capital projects – but only after we are ready for their involvement.
Anticipating our competitors' response is our all too common blind spot.
The Devil’s Advocate is a centuries old technique for improving group decisions, elegant in its simplicity, widely used… and doesn’t work.
Quality control needs to be embedded in business case processes, not tacked on at the end.
Contrary to “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” promoting innovation requires continual tinkering with a successful team’s roster.
Perfect harmony is great for a choir but not for teams wrestling with difficult problems.
If a leader truly wants vibrant debate and healthy dissention, they need to withhold their opinions as long as possible.