by J Kendall Lott
Performing strategic planning is not the same thing as planning strategically. This is never clearer to me than in multi-day offsite brainstorming sessions with senior management teams. You’ve got all the tools for successful planning—a highly recommended consultant with a slew of best practice models, easels with big sticky pads, Post-It notes and colored markers, fruit and bagels, even Jenga for break time…what…+
by J Kendall Lott
Federal government agencies make significant IT investments to modernize and increase capabilities, but too often they are left frustrated—”You built what I asked for, but not what I need”—when end users avoid using the new system or software. In addition, government agencies have a responsibility—and added pressure— to ensure that their investments provide an intangible benefit to society and citizens. But when…+
LETTER FROM LEADERSHIP: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN 2021
Serve. Change. Empower. It’s a progressive statement, starting with the expected (to serve) but immediately advancing to the goal (to change, to empower). This is the motto of M Powered Strategies, it represents the work we do but also how we function as a group of creative, dynamic and, yes, service-oriented consultants. The traits required to inspire change and to empower others are…+
by J. Kendall Lott
If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, did it make a sound? Or did it even fall? These are the questions that federal agencies too often face when internal IT departments or IT consultants deliver a system…but no one uses it.
IT Maturity in Methodologies: The Agile Revolution
IT has long strived for better alignment with business needs and drivers to provide and support systems and software. IT…+
By Maggie Harney
RE:Her, or Regarding Her Food, is a nonprofit based in Los Angeles striving to empower female restaurateurs by facilitating opportunities of connection, access, and professional growth. Its nine founding members started the organization in November 2020, given the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food and beverage restaurant industry.
As an organization that prioritizes community engagement and public…+
Kendall Lott, owner and CEO of M Powered Strategies challenges the idea that “five days in the office is proof that employees are ambitious and productive” in his latest article, Hey CEOs: Physical Presence Doesn’t Equal Ambition. Check it out here: