Leadership

Not always ready for feedback

There are many different articles and a range of ratios for how much positive impact versus negative impact should a person have to healthy live life. World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create…

Finding what’s next

A common challenge that I hear from managers falls along the lines of “I’ve been helping my direct report figure out what they want to do.  But now I don’t think staying at this company is best for them.” There…

Emotions

Sometimes numerous things happen around the same time that leave a person feeling overwhelmed.  Recently, I  have been processing the death of two extremely important people in my life (my Uncle Ray and David Hussman).  Then add in any additional…

Lifting Others

I’m almost ashamed at how long it took me to realize the enormous value and importance of lifting other people up as a leader.  Obviously, it was valuable and important but I didn’t embrace that this was the core until…

Agile2018

For several years now, I have written something about my experience at the Agile Alliance 20xx conference.  I have been attending this conference every year since Agile2007. Yet, each time I am surprised by what I experience. I have written…

Just a job

As a leader, I think the words “just a job” are in the top ten worst things I can hear.  Sure – there is the obvious damage to the product/service this person is providing. However, that’s not what guts me…

Techniques for remembering

One of the most important roles for leaders is this combination of challenging and supporting people with their growth.  The problem for me is keeping all of the information straight in my head so I don’t forget.  Over the years,…

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…