James Champy

Every great leader begins with a great dream. Ambitious visions not only require a capacity for meaningful change, but also provide the energy and inspiration to engage others. These tasks — articulating a dream and rallying others around it — are the essence of leadership. The study of leaders in every field tells us that leadership is the residue of ambition… Great leaders have an … [ Read more ]

The Seven Deadly Sins of Measurement

Jim Champy, coauthor, with Harry Greenspun, of Reengineering Health Care: A Manifesto for Radically Rethinking Health Care Delivery, introduces a lesson on the pitfalls of measurement from Faster, Cheaper, Better: The 9 Levers for Transforming How Work Gets Done, by Michael Hammer and Lisa W. Hershman.

Building Digital Value Chains

The concept of a value chain–defined as the coordinated series of activities leading to the creation and delivery of any product or service–is deeply embedded in the collective wisdom of today’s business leaders. This concept has shaped a generation of business models and enormous efficiencies have been gained by organizing and managing value chains. However, the next round of efficiencies will come from new processes … [ Read more ]

The Residue of Leadership: Why Ambition Matters

James Champy discusses the importance of ambition to leadership. Along the way, he introduces the three-part arc of ambition, three archetypes of achievement and seven ways to elevate ambition.

X-treme Business Reengineering

Reengineering was just the first step. In the next decade, businesses will need to X-engineer to work with customers, partners, and suppliers.