Token Diversity

I have and will continue to be transparent about my own past and learning and that is now going to include systematic racism (and all ‘isms’). Agile Virtual Summit released a session recording for anyone on the topic of DEI.…

Taboo? Topics at Work

Confession:  I’ve said for a very long time, no politics or religion at the workplace. Although I had good intent, I fell victim to believing certain topics are taboo or too risky to have at work.  The problem with this…

Off the rails

This month, I was extremely lucky and honored to speak at the Agile Virtual Summit, hosted by Adam Weisbart.  First, let me say that Adam did an amazing job on this event from top to bottom:  marketing, communication, speakers, topics,…

Defensive Responses

I thought about posting today about the protests. I thought about posting today about some element of systematic racism that I’m still digging into to understand in all areas of my life including work. But I started thinking about the…

Nothing to Say

Ok.  Obviously, anyone that knows me understands this is not ever completely true but I am experiencing something that is different. After being basically home 95%+ of the time since March 14th, I’m feeling very unmotivated.  With the groundhog repetitive…

More Appreciation Please

“We often use the words “recognition” and “appreciation” interchangeably, but there’s a big difference between them. The former is about giving positive feedback based on results or performance. The latter, on the other hand, is about acknowledging a person’s inherent…