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…

Team Evolution – What I notice

I’ve done several posts about team evolution. However, recently I received more questions about what would you notice at each stage.  The reality is there is no one right answer to this question.  You can search different characteristics – but…

Agile – Yes or No

Every so often there is an article or conference session proclaiming the death of Agile.  I am not linking the latest one – because honestly I would be doing a disservice in having you read something about Agile that is…

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…

Measuring Leaders

There are going to be a few posts from attending the Singularity University Global Summit that I recently attended in August. I was listening to a Q & A panel with Charlene Li, Ricardo Vargas, and John Hagel.  At first I…