Leadership

Stuck in…

I can’t remember if I saw this on social media or if someone said this to me, etc.  Yet, I’m finding that I keep thinking about this statement: “You are not stuck in traffic.  You are the traffic.” I keep…

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…

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…

Shame

A while back, a friend had gifted me a book called So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, by Jon Ronson.  I didn’t read it until recently, because I honestly I wasn’t in the right headspace.  Plus, I have a thing about reading…

Perspective

Ok, I’m retrospected out.  So I thought I’ll finish this month with some perspective posts too. I recently met up with Chris Li.  He was in town to deliver his Advanced training for CSP-SM with Scrum Alliance.  I had the…

Big Change in Leadership

I wrote this question down at a conference this year “What’s the big change in your leadership?”.  Unfortunately, I don’t remember why I wrote the question down at the time.  I came across this note months later and have lost…