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
Yes, I read LinkedIN headlines. Sad, I know. But I look for things not about what job someone is getting or how long they have been at a company or someone's latest Meme to describe their working environment, rather about how people created a wave of positive and successful change. The following is, in essence, … Continue reading Don’t “Mess” Up the Culture – A Repost