Leadership

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…

Trainer vs Coach

I’ve been seeing/hearing a few posts/emails/discussion on which is better an Agile Trainer or an Agile Coach.  I haven’t done a pet peeves post in a while but this one might be close – more of a rant post.  Agile…

Making People Happy

During a leadership panel at Agile2019, one of the top answers to what is challenging for leaders was “Making everyone happy”.  I was thrown a bit on stage as the facilitator asked me a question about this because in that…

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 –…