First Advanced CSM Retrospective

Recently, we announced that we are now approved to provide the Advanced ScrumMaster certification through Scrum Alliance.  Our first pilot ACSM course occurred at the end of January in Denver.  So in the spirit of transparency and practicing what you…

Humanizing Work Learning Event

Typically, I blog about this event after it happened (such as last year’s post). However, I received a few”Why didn’t you tell me about this beforehand? I would have attended.”.  So now is your chance and I don’t want to…

Bad Jokes

I was at my long time friend’s home for this past Thanksgiving.  He also works in the software development industry. So he was telling me about how his team is doing and we were discussing how he could challenge them…

Recent Podcasts

Sometimes I believe that everything I know and think is already understood by everyone else – even with leadership topics (I know the irony of writing a leadership blog).  Then I get two more recent podcast interview requests and I…

Complete Disconnect

So I’ve had two major achievements over the past few weeks. The first one (that has no value in regards to leadership):  I can now high pitch whistle using one hand. I know, I know but I had to share.…

Break Until 2019

I may have a theme starting for my final post of the year…post-it related present: Ready? This is Flip Chart Post-it Sticky Paper related.  It’s best to write your labels at the top of the flip chart paper.  Why?  Well,…

Exercise: Mind Trick

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…

Guest Post – Cale Dancho

One of the reasons I was nervous about blogging was that it felt very one way…listen to me. Well, an opportunity presented where I happily get to share someone else’s ideas/results.  Today is another installment of a lead to the edge…