I posted a while back about leadership lessons from the performing arts. Aside from my career in Management Consulting and training, I’ve long had a passion for music—listening, performing, recording, and so on. About 10 years ago, I came upon and took advantage of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp. It’s a cliché to say something […]
I am very proud that Business Relationship Management Institute (BRMI, which I co-founded early in 2013) is holding the highly anticipated, first ever conference for Business Relationship Managers from around the globe.
BRMConnect is being held in Portland, Oregon, starting with a reception on May 26 then continuing through May 27-28. The event will be preceded […]
Spoiler alert – no new science, breakthrough research or great new insight here – just a personal validation about learning. This is something I think I knew as a student, but somehow forgot (or ignored?) once I got into the demands of my career in particular and life in general. The need to keep many […]
Occasionally I drift slightly from the main topic of this blog to draw ideas from my other passions—in today’s case, from my passion for the performing arts in general, and musical performance in particular.
One of my musician friends sent me a web link to a gizmo that replaces the tuning mechanism on a guitar with […]
Van Halen, M&M's and Operational Excellence – What a Rock 'n' Roll Band Knows About Business Performance!
Regular readers will know that my career as a management consultant is really just a hobby. My true passion in life is rock ‘n’ roll! (OK, maybe that’s somewhat reversed, but bear with me!)
One of the things I love about the rock music scene is the legends – some apocryphal, some based on fact – […]
I came ‘out of the closet’ with my post the other day about my somewhat hidden Dr. Jekyll existence alongside my more public Mr. Hyde life as a management consultant, research and author. While my Mr. Hyde is known for helping companies through IT and shared service transformations and for my blogerly musings on the […]
I’m pretty sure nobody noticed the fact that I was ‘off the air’ for about a month. And I’m certain that nobody cared! But I did feel guilty, and missed the satisfaction I get from blogging and from engagement with those that leave thoughtful comments or challenge my thinking.
By way of explanation, I took advantage […]
One of the ‘gifts’ I’m enjoying in my semi-retirement is more time pursuing my musical hobbies – including performing with local musicians and friends. That creative outlet reinforces for me, at the deepest level, how much good musical performance demands intense listening. This is so relevant to my ‘professional’ world of IT management consulting for […]