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It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round"

(excerpt from Do You Realize? - The Flaming Lips)

 

Telling A Story With Data

By Peter Walzer |

In the Introduction of Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic’s 2015 book, Storytelling With Data, the first sub-heading sets the tone for her magnificent drill-down into the details of what it takes to actually do something useful with data: “Bad Graphs are Everywhere.”  From here, Ms. Knaflic takes us through several unique primers on the…

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Why Do We Model?

By Peter Walzer |

It may seem like an odd question, but I am asking it anyway: Why do we model? And, by the way, what in the world am I talking about? The picture in this Post is of our beloved neighbor Ruby, and even though she is only six, she knows exactly…

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Land on My Planet

By Peter Walzer |

Come Land on My Planet I remember back in the late late moments of last century (yes, that would be the 1990’s), I worked at a Financial Services firm with a particularly unique and inspiring executive. I had left my job at a large consulting firm to try and stay…

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130 Hours a Week? — Part 2

By Peter Walzer |

Part 1 of 130 Hours Per Week, raised a number of questions around what is reasonable and most effective in terms of work hours. Perhaps, we should start with what we actually know about what most people would consider to be excessive work hours (e.g., 130 hours per week).   What Does the…

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130 Hours a Week? — Part 1

By Peter Walzer |

Marissa Meyer tells us we definitely can work 130 hours a week In a Bloomberg Business Week interview with Marissa Meyer, the CEO of Yahoo tells us that they way she measures the potential success of the start-ups that are run out of the “co-working office in San Francisco” that…

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Team Dynamics or Lord of the Flies?

By Peter Walzer |

Post-Doctoral Work in Group Dynamics Anyone? I want to be upfront and say: no I do not have an advanced degree with a focus in Organizational Development, or any related field, nor am I a researcher in the field of Group Dynamics; but I sure am fascinated by the topic.…

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Team Dynamics or Lord of the Flies (a Trailer)?

By Peter Walzer |

My usual Monday Blog is a bit of a “to be continued” episode this week…. In any case, I did want to give you a bit of a preview of what I am diving into, at the moment, and where it seems to be taking me: have you ever been…

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What is an Authentic Consultant?

By Peter Walzer |

What does it mean to be an Authentic Consultant?  It seems like a little bit of an odd question, doesn’t it? Of course, I am authentic, right? Well, I wouldn’t dispute that if you put it to me that way, but it really has more to do with how you…

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Should We Blame Organizational Culture?

By Peter Walzer |

When Our Change Initiatives Fail, Should We Blame Organizational Culture? When a Change Initiative fails, should we blame the underlying culture of the organization? This seems to be the standard when large initiatives fail, despite having Change Management practices in place. The implicit logic is: we (the leadership of the…

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