Checking back in

I try to help people. Sometimes that help is simply listening. Sometimes that help is providing advice. Sometimes that help is comprised of many things. Recently, at the scrum gathering, I was able to connect and help several people. Here’s…

In the real world…

I’ve been receiving this sentiment frequently in entry level courses: “In the real world, how would we have the development team select the work?”, “In the real world, how would we stop having to provide velocity/hours to management?”, and/or “In…

ORSC Geography Review

I’m finally forcing myself to find time to take CRR Global Organization and Relationship System Coaching training program.  Beyond Emotional Intelligence (relationship with oneself), and Social Intelligence (relationship with other) lies Relationship Systems Intelligence where the focus is on the…

Austin Scrum Gathering Review

This past week I was in Austin for a few days to attend (and sponsor as part of Agile For All) the Scrum Alliance Scrum Gathering North America conference. I absolutely loved this week for a variety of reasons. I’m…

Check for Understanding

A tool that I learned back in 2013 from Sharon Bowman’s Training from the BACK of the Room was called “check for understanding”. The basic concept is that trainers are better off checking for understanding over asking if there are…

ORSC Intelligence Recap

I’m finally forcing myself to find time to take CRR Global Organization and Relationship System Coaching training program.  Beyond Emotional Intelligence (relationship with oneself), and Social Intelligence (relationship with other) lies Relationship Systems Intelligence where the focus is on the…

Exercise: First Letter; Last Letter

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…

Self-care as a leader

In my recent appreciation post for Sam, I mentioned self care. I thought I would share some of the self care approaches I’ve leveraged throughout the years. Exercise: You don’t have to become a marathon runner or enter a Spartan…