Post-it Final Post

I may have a theme starting for my final post of the year…post-it related present: Ready? Post-It has actually designed their packaging solution by providing a perforated lined down the middle. So how can you open a Post-It pack without struggling…

Public Training for 2018

I do not have many public training offerings during the year. I have a tendency to fill my schedule with client work and private training requests. However, I did set a few for 2018: Agile Leadership: Leading Amazing Teams January 17-19,…

Performance Reviews Remarks

It’s the end of the year; frequently this means that performance reviews are circulating.  I’ve talked about my feelings regarding performance reviews previously.  Since I have no direct reports in my current role, this post will be highlighting real statements…

Appreciation – Lyssa Adkins

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:  Lyssa Adkins…

Value of Listening

At the end of a recent coaching session (an hour long meeting), I asked “what can I do to support you?”.  The response was simply “just keep listening.” Immediately, my heart skipped a beat. But before I could formulate a thought, he added…

Random Games

At a recent meeting, Ellen Grove offered a quick game for the team to play before we dived back into agenda items.  The game was Happy Salmon.  This is a super simple game:  Get rid of your cards first by…

LeSS Training Reflections

I took the 3 day LeSS class with Bas Vodde.  As I had read their latest book, my motivations for taking the course were to learn more of the “stories/reasons behind the practices/rules” and LeSS class reflections from one of…

What was memorable?

A while back I posted about my struggle with remembering names…well, I have a new response that works wonders! At Agile2017, I was chatting with several people in the hallway of the hotel.  They were sitting having drinks and I…