Word of warning: this blog post is half "Homegrown Agile" post about experiences that highlighted agility in my family and half a complaint session about yet another broken system. Introducing M I haven't introduced my oldest daughter that we shall affectionately call "M." For some reason this brings back memories of Madame Judy Dench in … Continue reading Homegrown Agile: The College Transfer and Focusing on the Wrong Metrics Wrongly
Movements are finicky. There is always a balance of retaining the original fire that drove the change but also looking forward to see the greatness that could be as the movement gains traction and fresh perspectives.
Meet "Jerry's" Since starting down the agile road 11 years ago (twas a two-track back then compared to the I-75/I-85-esque super interstate it is now), I have found that I can learn from or find coaching examples from some of the most unexpected and interesting places. It is these constant reminders of the journey, the culture, … Continue reading Agile Lessons from a Southern Cafe
Paraphrasing a mentor of mine, "Lead with the heart of a servant; serve with the heart of a leader." It is imperative that those of us striving to improve culture and become successful continue to remind ourselves that without functioning and healthy teams, leadership is moot. Likewise, as we continue to increase influence through service, … Continue reading Lead With the Heart of a Servant
I work for a great company. No, seriously, I do. What makes it a great company? The people, the products, the impact on the market, innovation, etc. I also work for a terrible company. Again, seriously, I do. How can I say that I work for a terrible, yet great company. Because no company is perfect. … Continue reading Fixing the Culture Problem