Break Until 2020

I may have a theme starting for my final post of the year…post-it related present: Ready? I must warn you this one is not as earth-shattering but still valuable. Always – ALWAYS – write using a sharpie or marker on…

Book Comments: #noprojects

This is a book “review” or really my comments of  #noprojects A Culture of Continous Value by Evan Leybourn and Shane Hastie. First, I put review in quotations because I’m no true reviewer.  I will share my opinions but they…

Gratitude Formula

Building off my appreciation post for Maria, in her session with Nic – they provided a Gratitude Formula that I found useful for leaders.  Too often, we want to appreciate and because of time, we are cheap with that gratitude.…

Big Change in Leadership

I wrote this question down at a conference this year “What’s the big change in your leadership?”.  Unfortunately, I don’t remember why I wrote the question down at the time.  I came across this note months later and have lost…

Superhero Icebreaker

I’ve written in the past that I have specific requirements/expectations.  I thought I would give you one that I do find can be topic neutral and doesn’t seem to have as much of a triggering impact to a wide variety…

Trainer vs Coach

I’ve been seeing/hearing a few posts/emails/discussion on which is better an Agile Trainer or an Agile Coach.  I haven’t done a pet peeves post in a while but this one might be close – more of a rant post.  Agile…

Making People Happy

During a leadership panel at Agile2019, one of the top answers to what is challenging for leaders was “Making everyone happy”.  I was thrown a bit on stage as the facilitator asked me a question about this because in that…