Leadership

Vulnerability as a Leader

Recently, two colleagues in the community shared something that they were struggling with in a public forum.  One was tied to how challenging her book was to write.  The other was in experiencing a situation where she felt bullied and…

What makes a team?

I’ve been getting more and more questions similar to “Are managers (scrum master, functional manager, team lead, project manager, etc) needed with self-organizing teams?”.  Before I can dive into this question, I decided to break this up into a couple…

LiveStream Experiments

Several months ago, the Agile For All team was inspired by Peter Saddington’s experiments.  We decided right there to experiment with livestreaming as Agile For All.  Every Friday at 9 am, we go live based on a topic.  I’m not…

Last Day of Work Pet Peeves

This round of pet peeves is focused on poor last day of work experiences (seems only fitting since I just had first day of work pet peeves): How, how, how:  Most people give at least two weeks notice.  I will never understand why…

Exercise: Sign Your Name

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…

Learning to Negotiate

For all my learning and insights into leadership, I have a confession: I’ve never negotiated my salary.   Yep, you read that correctly. I’ve never asked for more money upon receiving a job offer.  I’ve never asked for more money…

Exercise: Non-Visual Counting

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…

Symbol

Since the start of my career, I have always had small physical symbols that helped me remember various things. Honestly, for a very long time, I pretended that I didn’t do this.  However, as I’ve witnessed this technique help others…