Yearly Archives: 2011
What is Boot Camp?

December 6, 2011

We often are asked to describe the Boot Camp experience.  Similar to a skydiving experience, you have to feel it to understand it.  This often leaves us for a loss of words.  Following a recent session we asked the participants to finish this sentence: “If you were to tell a colleague/friend/family member about your experience, […]

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Hate the word, love the concept…

November 7, 2011

By John Munce, Relationship Executive, The Tatham Group When you get right down to it, I hate to fail. I’m supposed to love it because it shows progress. The Tatham method says I should embrace it because failure uncovers the path to final success. But I still would rather be right than learn the hard […]

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Elegantly Simple – How To Know When It’s The Right Solution

September 27, 2011

“I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.”  – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Reading the article The Simplest Health Solutions? It’s Complicated in The New York Times, I was reminded of many presentations we have attended where […]

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Driving Innovation

September 20, 2011

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group How will the Competence E project use $273 million and 250 scientists change the world? As Andreas Gutsch, project head, explains: “We are no longer focused on studying individual molecules or components, but on developing solutions on the system level…We are conducting excellent research for application, not for […]

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Motivating the Next Generation

August 30, 2011

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group Squirt: Good afternoon. We’re gonna have a great jump today. Okay, first crank a hard cutback as you hit the wall. There’s a screaming bottom curve, so watch out. Remember: rip it, roll it, and punch it. Marlin: It’s like he’s trying to speak to me, I know […]

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Selecting The Right Tools: How Not To Fit Square Pegs Into Round Holes

August 4, 2011

By Michael B. Tatham, President, The Tatham Group I love holiday weekends.  They usually mean family gatherings by the pool, good food and relaxation. This past weekend was really nice as me and my brother-in-laws were ushered off to the golf course. Three amateurs armed with good weather, best intentions and beer.  What could go […]

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Learning From Failure

July 22, 2011

By Michael Tatham, President, The Tatham Group The most fearful event in civil aviation is a mid-air collision. Whether involving a helicopter and small plane  or commercial jets (http://youtu.be/2pKe93ckmXI, they are dramatic and horrifying.) They occur very infrequently, but when they do the Civil Aviation Authority is all over it like CSI on a murder.   […]

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Becoming an Expert on Experts

July 1, 2011

By Michael Tatham, President, The Tatham Group. The majority of business owners and operators don’t understand the purpose of having and using an expert. During the assessment stage of Boot Camp, we facilitate participants through a very important part of the ‘discovery process’ to achieve consistency when using the process of observation. We do this […]

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Are You Part of the Rework Cover-up?

June 13, 2011

By Laurie Clarke, COO, The Tatham Group Success! The Invitational Boot Camp was a hit. Great session filled with laughter, excitement and hard work. And, yes, there was evidence of learning. As one participant said, it’s not what was taught that matters rather what was learned. As a facilitator, my learning never stopped. Although one […]

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A Culture of Sacrifice Breeds Success

June 3, 2011

By Michael B. Tatham, President, The Tatham Group Do you ever think, “if only I had the right team, winning would be much easier!” It’s something we all try to achieve. Sports agents search for stars, corporations have departments of recruiters tasked to seek out talent and studios woo Hollywood icons all to build the […]

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