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.
One of my favorite quotes is "if you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room." Partially because it exemplifies how we should build teams with honor, but also because it just simply takes the pressure off of having to be something I will never be!
If you are like me, you have heard both sides of the consulting argument - "our clients need clear and direct outputs (plans, documents, deliverables) not just some mushy feel-good," or, "real consulting means helping clients transform and get their business to a better place, not just throwing documents at them." Well, guess what? Both are wrong.
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