Humanizing Work Advanced Learning Event 2018

This past week, I attended the Agile For All Humanizing Work Advanced Learning event.  Essentially, this event is designed to help Agile For All alumni grow further along with their Agile mindset and skills.  Just as every year, I found myself standing at the close of this…

Techniques for remembering

One of the most important roles for leaders is this combination of challenging and supporting people with their growth.  The problem for me is keeping all of the information straight in my head so I don’t forget.  Over the years,…

Defining Soft Skills

Someone commented that my trainings and even this blog are too focused on soft skills.  When I inquired what they mean by soft skills…the response was “you know, people stuff like facilitation”.  I tried to come at this with curiosity…

Vulnerability as a Leader

Recently, two colleagues in the community shared something that they were struggling with in a public forum.  One was tied to how challenging her book was to write.  The other was in experiencing a situation where she felt bullied and…

Exercise: Pass The Issue

I experienced this exercise by Denise Jacobs in the Agile2017 closing keynote.  She asked everyone to write down something that their inner self-critic is loud (these were not her exact words but what has stuck with me as the gist).…