PofE082: 7 Principles For Developing A Culture That Works Training Overview
An Overview of Seven Guiding Principles
Understanding these seven straightforward ideas will help your organization implement change and create a culture at your workplace focused on common goals.
When we think about the success of companies such as Ford, Amazon and Toyota and how they brand themselves and implement corporate-wide changes, we see that they take a holistic approach. They aren't just thinking about systems, processes and tools but about their entire organization. If you distill this holistic approach into seven simple principles, you can more easily accomplish your transformational goals and help your organization achieve greater success.
PofE080: Everything I Learned Playing in an Orchestra
For as long as I can remember, I have been a musician. I have played the bass, both upright and electric, throughout my youth and into adulthood. During these many years as a professional and classically trained musician, I learned more than just playing notes. I learned systems and how they work together.
Consider an orchestra for a minute. You can break them into four sections:
These are all led by a conductor. Within each of these sections, there are smaller sections.
Strings – Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, and Bass (my favorite).
Winds – Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon.
Brass – Trumpet, Trombone, Horn, and Tuba.
Percussion – Timpani, Snare, Marimba, etc., (there are many different instruments in this section).
Within these sections, you can break them down into even smaller categories:
Strings– Inner player and outer player (players share a stand and can read two different parts from the same sheet of music).
Winds– Flute (Piccolo, Alto, Bass Flutes), Oboe (English Horn), Bassoon (Contra), and Clarinet (there are many sizes of clarinet, all the way to Contra Bass).
Brass– Trumpets (Piccolo, and other sizes), Trombone (Bass), and Tuba (Euphonium).
Percussion– Like I said earlier percussionists must be the master of all types of instruments- the one rule is they must be struck. Did you know that a piano is considered a percussion instrument?
In each section there is a hierarchy- usually, the first chair runs the section, and they usually have the second chair as a partner. If there were a president of an orchestra, it would be the concertmaster- or first chair violin. The conductor can be thought of as the CEO.
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PSGS 027: Expert Interview with Joseph Flahiff
Joseph Flahiff is President and CEO of Whitewater Projects, Inc. and author of the book “Being Agile in a Waterfall World: A guide for complex organizations.” He is focused on bringing hope to people who work in difficult business contexts, making sense of these seemingly conflicting approaches, methods and cultures.
Joseph has more than over a decade and a half of experience executing, coaching, consulting and training in traditional and agile delivery across large scale complex enterprise IT organizations as well as smaller boutique agencies. Joseph’s provocative, engaging, and energetic courses and keynote presentations are in demand across the USA and in Europe.
PSGS 026: Expert Interview with Dr. Mark C. Bojeun
Dr. Bojeun holds a BS in business administration from Strayer University, an MBA from George Mason University, and has a PhD in Organizational Management. He is one of a small number of people in the world to hold certifications as a Program Management Professional (PgMP), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) from