Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Shudder

The problem with self-knowledge is that it’s not an absolute thing. In effect, those who say they know themselves are kidding themselves. And those who say they don’t know themselves are also lying. I like the way John Wenger over at Quantum Shifting says it. In a recent post, John tells the story of a […]

The Nature of Alignment

The common thinking about organizational “alignment” is that somehow if all the structured, analyzed job boxes roll up to accomplish the largest goals of the organization, then the company is said to be “aligned.” This is a terribly hierarchical view, one totally dependent on top-down task assignment mythology that accounts not at all for the […]