Just because you can predict something doesn’t mean that manager knows what to do with that prediction.
There’s a thousand flowers blooming right now, and leaders out there are really trying to build their analytics cells and they’re each trying to do it. My job is to make sure that … those lakes of excellence, we open it up and we learn what they’re doing.
I’m not a nerd, but I’m a nerd whisperer. I can hear what they’re saying, even though I don’t understand all of it. I can ask a better question and get them to explain it back to me so I can explain it to you.
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