A CEO Path to Agile

April 28, 2011 0

A CEO discusses three barriers that prevent Agile adoption: the management team, the technical team and the CEO himself.

Openness Given and Received

January 4, 2011 0

It’s important for people to believe that openness given can lead to openness received. This openness must extend to admitting mistakes when necessary. […] When people admit to mistakes, others in a group are more apt to do so as well. It’s always better to know about mistakes earlier than later. Being open about them has the added benefit of giving critics less ammunition.

The Core Protocols, an Experience Report – Part 2

November 22, 2010 0

The Core Protocols are our ‘best practices’ for people, teams of people and organizations that want to get great results – all the time. They are ‘Core’ because they are foundational – they can be used by all teams, anywhere, even if you already have organizational patterns and best practices of your own. They are ‘Protocols’ because they name and prescribe ways that people can interact (behavior), predictably, like the ‘protocols’ followed in diplomacy.

Building Trust on Agile Teams

August 4, 2010 0

As an agile coach, you want to build trust with the people on the team you are coaching. You also want to improve trust between individuals on the team (which is hard to do if the team doesn’t trust you yet). This post shares Rachel Davies thinking on how you can help encourage trust to grow in different situations.

Leadership is a State of Mind

June 2, 2010 0

So much of what is written about leadership is hogwash. There’s no recipe to follow. It starts with you and a belief in yourself. A belief in new possibilities. A belief in your abilities to make changes in the world, and an appreciation that you can’t do it all on your own: Leadership is a State of Mind

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