Well hello! Welcome to my little page here. You might want to know what you are in for here. Well, I am a guy living in a small rural town in West Georgia with a beautiful, intelligent, and extremely thoughtful wife and three wonderful, smart children. Most of my day is spent leading agile coaches where I work to provide tools, ideas, and the like to the people who do amazing work. They, in turn, work with a wide variety of folks in helping them be Agile and helping them down a road of increased community, trust, and improvement. Sometimes I get into the trenches, realizing that I have so much more to learn, but hey - life is an experiment and a journey.
This morning I had to answer a diversity questionnaire and I think we are asking the wrong questions again. First, I get the sociology of what got us to this point. I'm not someone with "my head in the sand." I understand the last several hundred years of history and while I don't necessarily agree with the extremity of the pendulum swing, within our current constructs, I get it.
He did it! E graduated. We are so very excited about his accomplishments and for the next part of his journey through college. He has endured much hardship as a student - some of it environmental and some of it self-inflicted - and in many ways, it reminds me of what we see at organizations that we coach.
I'm going to make this really quick, as this is more of a conversation starter than a definitive statement. I would like to suggest that agile and her frameworks are not project management methodologies, but rather change leadership mechanisms. Everything that we do in agility drives us toward change. And while we may use different … Continue reading Agile is not a Project Management Methodology
I don't know about all of you, but I don't "live" in work. Is it an important part of who I am? Absolutely! Does it garner a commitment and focus and a high level of investment? Beyond a shadow of a doubt. But, when you bring life to work and use experiences, growth, and interactions … Continue reading Do you approach work like you do your life?
When I was younger, I thought one of the greatest desires of my life was to speak at events. While I truly enjoy speaking and sharing a little bit about who I am and what I do (and have done) so that people may get something out of it, I have found that a greater … Continue reading Webinar re-post: how to become lean and mean