There is a wonderful saying in German my mother uses sometimes: Man kann nicht über seinen eigenen Schatten springen. Directly translated it says one cannot jump over one's own shadow. The common English translation is 'A leopard cannot change his spots.'…

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If there is a single core to the Great Performances approach to designing or expanding a business, it might be here. We can't create a successful business alone. People talk about social business as if that were some new concept,…

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Sometimes, even when we feel like we have a good grasp of where we would like to go next, the actual steps elude us. We can't seem to get a handhold in the process. The primary task of every business…

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When you work with your hands on a task they know you can move quickly. When you have to explain how to do exactly the same thing, everything slows down. We've all seen it or felt it: someone asks how…

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