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Business Relationship Management is a Contact Sport!

I sometimes find my Business Relationship Management (BRM) trainees, coaching and consulting clients assume that BRM is a somewhat passive role, lacking in accountability and without ‘sharp teeth’. This perception is badly mistaken and can be harmful to the successful deployment of the BRM role. Putting on the Boxing Gloves Among my most popular posts [...]

A World Gone Social, by Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt: Book Review

I'd selected several books to take with me on a recent family vacation at the Florida Gulf coast. I was frankly skeptical about A World Gone Social, by Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt, published by Amacom.  The social media domain is vast and I was doubtful that any book could really do justice to the [...]

Are Linked-In Groups Worth the Time and Effort?

I love the idea of LinkedIn Groups!  The reality, however, from my perspective leaves much to be desired! As a huge believer in social networking as a business tool, but so far disappointed in the impact this has had on most businesses, I really hoped that LinkedIn Groups would work for me.  Let me define [...]

The Futility of Collaboration without Context

The term 'collaboration' gets thrown about as something inherently valuable and worthwhile - an end in itself, rather than a means to an end.  In reality, collaboration in of itself is: a). Unlikely to happen b). Unlikely to create anything of value So Many Collaboration Platforms, So Little Collaboration! Collaboration platforms are everywhere!  Most IT [...]

Why Some Projects Should Be "Led," Not "Managed"

I've posted before (many times!) about Business-IT Maturity, and the common "sticking points" that most IT organizations run into around the mid-point between low and high maturity.  (See, for example, here, here, and here, or enter "Sticking Point" into the search box.) Walking Ever Faster Will Not Get You Running! If, arbitrarily, you pick 3 [...]