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November 28, 2009

The Peter Principle or Peter Principality?

Its the 40th anniversary of the book The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong. The premise goes something like this: Employees who do well get promoted until they finally reach a level outside their competency. Once reached – they stay put. That leaves companies filled with people who have reached their level of incompetency.  …

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November 21, 2009

The Peter Prinicple for a New Millennium

The eight phases of a project provide a nice on-ramp for discussing why projects so easily go sideways. Project Initiation Wild Enthusiasm Disillusionment Chaos Search for the Guilty Punishment of the Innocent Promotion of Non-Participants Definition of Requirements Its the 40th anniversary of the book The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong. The premise  …

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November 4, 2009

When The Other Shoe Falls

There are a lot of mixed signals regarding the current “economic recovery.” I found this post from The Pragmatic Capitalist blog very useful to see how some key underlying fundamentals will work through the economy. My takeaways include: Companies will continue to shed jobs but show improved P&L’s through cost cutting – not growth. Massive  …

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November 3, 2009

A great use of Web 2.0 for Ministry

Global Media is part of Campus Crusade. They commissioned Church Media to aggregate the results of their outreach around the globe. If you go to the site or click on the image you will see people responding to the different sites. When you see a yellow dialogue bubble that means someone made a decision to  …

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