Tag: Teams

Community of Practice

  |   Teams

According to Wikipedia, a “community of practice” is “a group of people who share a craft and/or a profession.” You can try to imagine one by reading some formal definitions, or you can visit the beach on Pawleys Island at afternoon low tide. There were a number of people fishing there the other  »  Read More

About that bus

  |   Talent

Lately it seems that everyone is giving us some version of Jim Collins’ advice to make sure we “get the right people on the bus” before we start creating strategy. For example, Douglas R. Conant, President and CEO of the Campbell Soup Company, says this in an HBR post titled: “Mining Your  »  Read More

Moneyball and the Mary Gloster

  |   Innovation

I have never been much of a baseball fan. I’ve never enjoyed the game the way some of my friends seem to. I certainly don’t understand it. It’s not because I didn’t try. I read George Will’s book, Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball. It inspired me to make an effort to understand the game. I  »  Read More