Appreciation Post – Pete

Unfortunately, saying thank you seems to be an after thought more and more.  So at least once a month, I will take a few minutes to publicly appreciate someone that has had an impact on me. This round:  Pete again…

Videos & Podcasts

For quite sometime, I’ve been doing various little video interviews, podcasts, etc. I’ve been upfront and honest that I struggle to write but talking…talking is no problem for me.  Heck, I’ll even interrupt someone’s podcast (pubcast held at a pub)…

Lifting Others

I’m almost ashamed at how long it took me to realize the enormous value and importance of lifting other people up as a leader.  Obviously, it was valuable and important but I didn’t embrace that this was the core until…

Slack Pet Peeves

This round of pet peeves is focused on Slack tool.  I have a love/hate relationship with this tool. This seems to shock a number of people; so I’ll share what annoys me. Asynchronous communication:  I’m an extrovert that thinks by talking or…

Upcoming Public Events

I got several questions at Agile2018 as to what my remaining 2018 public events were – so I thought I would highlight them this week. Leading Amazing Teams:  Irving, TX; McLean, VA, San Francisco, CA While we want teams to solve…

Appreciation – Dallas Hinesly

Unfortunately, saying thank you seems to be an after thought more and more. So at least once a month, I will take a few minutes to publicly appreciate someone that has had an impact on me. This round:  Dallas Hinesly…

Exercise: Count to 20

One of my primary speaking sessions lately is centered around helping people start learning through experiencing and not being told.  I’ve enjoyed this session and the results so much that I’m going to do a series of posts that highlight…

Agile2018

For several years now, I have written something about my experience at the Agile Alliance 20xx conference.  I have been attending this conference every year since Agile2007. Yet, each time I am surprised by what I experience. I have written…

Just a job

As a leader, I think the words “just a job” are in the top ten worst things I can hear.  Sure – there is the obvious damage to the product/service this person is providing. However, that’s not what guts me…