Author Archive | Scott Propp

How to Earn Your Place on the Boat

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how a breakout project team needs a kedge anchor to succeed. In sailing, the kedge anchor is sent out ahead of the main ship with a select team of sailors on a long boat. This team drops the kedge anchor in just the right spot so that by […]

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Tackling a breakout project? Find a kedge anchor

We’ve all been in that meeting. You know, the one where you’re planning the upcoming year and, inevitably, the operating team wants to take on programs with the highest chance of return  — the low-hanging fruit. But as the senior leader in the room, your intuition is telling you to sponsor one of the projects […]

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