We are less than 10% of what we could be. Part of what holds us back is our refusal to see ourselves and our world for what they really are. We have tremendous blind spots - patterns of processing information that keep us from truths we consider painful. But if we don’t learn to see … Continue reading How to Get Open and Honest Feedback
Let's create a creed for our tribe. A set of standards - a pledge, a way of identifying how we think and act in the ideal. This Ethos will change over time as we learn and grow. Like anything Agile it is important to ship something we can use today, rather than wait for a … Continue reading The Badass Agile Ethos
What is the change you want to make in the world? Who do you want to serve, and how? How will the world be better for having you in it? Paint a picture of the future that connects with the dreams and hopes of others, and they will sign up for the … Continue reading Vision
I'm reading an esteemed blogger's post this morning...about how to address micromanagement by tracking it with a spreadsheet. I'm summarizing for dramatic effect but you get the idea. This is only a recent example of what we all see every day. Agile, in its simplicity and, well, agility, flies in the face of structure and … Continue reading Valuing Low Value Things
I'm coaching an estimation session as I write this. I haven't been to one of these in a while, and I'm taken by how much more quickly we run through the stories AND how much more tightly grouped the blind estimates are. In the beginning, you could read fear in the faces of the team. … Continue reading Valuing Low Value Things – Just Jump
You might think that leadership depends on authorization from a higher power. That's not true. All it really requires is willing audience; and fortunately there are tons of people dying to be led. It is a rare and unusual calling - the willingness to go first, the courage to stand in front. We will never … Continue reading You team needs you to lead. Starting Now.