Does Anybody Know What Is Really Going On?

Does Anybody Know What Is Really Going On?

The U.S., Russia, China – who are the good guys? There are none. Each is pursuing its own agenda, which is not at all for our benefit. What are these power players up to? Obfuscation, everywhere. Hard to find anything that can be believed on its face. How can we live or manage without really knowing what’s going on?

Predicting the Unpredictable

Predicting the Unpredictable

Our world today is one of continuous, unpredictable change. It seems likely to stay this way for an unpredictable length of time. But managing a business requires some ability to see what’s ahead – to predict. How can you predict well enough for managing a business or organization in such an unpredictable world? Here are a few ideas.

At Last. Finally. Things Are Going Back to Normal. Wanna Bet?

At Last. Finally. Things Are Going Back to Normal. Wanna Bet?

We all knew COVID couldn’t last forever, right? Things would eventually stabilize and get more-or-less back to normal. No masks, no distancing, no occupancy limits, no travel restrictions, no lasting health worries. And here we are. Or are we? The lifting of many restrictions obscures some huge changes that have occurred while COVID ruled. Here’s my take on the most significant and likely permanent changes.

Is “Stability” the “New Normal”?

Is “Stability” the “New Normal”?

The New Normal that everyone seems to be expecting won’t be normal. It will be very different and very unstable for quite some time. It will be followed by yet another New Normal – unforeseeable and different but somewhat stable. We will look at the critical importance of organizational agility in managing effectively through these challenging times.

The Growing Chasm Between Understanding and Action

The Growing Chasm Between Understanding and Action

Action must generally be based on a solid understanding of the situation. Winging it is not generally considered to be good management practice. Study, plan, and then act seems to be the standard formula. In the good old days, things were always changing but in a stable, understandable manner. No longer. Action increasingly happens based on little or no real understanding.