London Scrum Gathering Summary

When I found out that a Scrum Gathering was going to happen in London, I focused in on trying to make sure that happened. Visiting London has been on my wish list for a very long time. I was beyond…

Finding what’s next

A common challenge that I hear from managers falls along the lines of “I’ve been helping my direct report figure out what they want to do.  But now I don’t think staying at this company is best for them.” There…

Emotions

Sometimes numerous things happen around the same time that leave a person feeling overwhelmed.  Recently, I  have been processing the death of two extremely important people in my life (my Uncle Ray and David Hussman).  Then add in any additional…

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…

Videos & Podcasts

For quite sometime, I’ve been doing various little video interviews, podcasts, etc. I’ve been upfront and honest that I struggle to write but talking…talking is no problem for me.  Heck, I’ll even interrupt someone’s podcast (pubcast held at a pub)…

Lifting Others

I’m almost ashamed at how long it took me to realize the enormous value and importance of lifting other people up as a leader.  Obviously, it was valuable and important but I didn’t embrace that this was the core until…

Slack Pet Peeves

This round of pet peeves is focused on Slack tool.  I have a love/hate relationship with this tool. This seems to shock a number of people; so I’ll share what annoys me. Asynchronous communication:  I’m an extrovert that thinks by talking or…

Upcoming Public Events

I got several questions at Agile2018 as to what my remaining 2018 public events were – so I thought I would highlight them this week. Leading Amazing Teams:  Irving, TX; McLean, VA, San Francisco, CA While we want teams to solve…

Appreciation – Dallas Hinesly

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:  Dallas Hinesly…