Leadership

Team Evolution – What I notice

I’ve done several posts about team evolution. However, recently I received more questions about what would you notice at each stage.  The reality is there is no one right answer to this question.  You can search different characteristics – but…

Measuring Leaders

There are going to be a few posts from attending the Singularity University Global Summit that I recently attended in August. I was listening to a Q & A panel with Charlene Li, Ricardo Vargas, and John Hagel.  At first I…

I vs We Feedback

Recently, I was meeting with someone that had been interviewing internally for a senior leadership position within her company.  She wanted to talk with me about a specific piece of feedback that she had received. “You need to say ‘I’…

Learning: Risk & Failure

There are going to be a few posts from attending the Singularity University Global Summit that I recently attended in August. Unfortunately, I wrote this down but didn’t write down which speaker said this.  My apologies.  However, I still want to…

Pivotal Moments Patterns

At Agile2019, I was asked what my three pivotal moments in my career where thus far.  The specific answer doesn’t really matter.  However, this generated a few conversations about people’s pivotal moments.  Then I noticed a few common patterns –…

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…

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…

Circle of Concern

This concept has been written about quite a bit but I really value this concept when helping people focus within organizations. The concept of “Circle of Concern” is from the The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R.…