Oftentimes when people talk about leadership competencies, they focus on the surface. But it takes more than skills and tactics to be a great leader. In this blog, we’re going to go deep below the surface into what really makes the difference. How to set yourself apart and truly shine as a leader.Read More
Guess what? Turning up the heat on the frozen layer of middle management is a trap. It comes from an incorrect assumption as to what the problem really is. We offer a lasting solution, however, it requires digging deeper to understand the root cause.Read More
Having a shared vision in your organization is a powerful tool to create clarity around the goals or outcomes that you want to achieve. Gaining alignment with all the people involved is a way to energize them towards that goal.Read More
Autonomous, self-organizing teams are often understood as a core aspect of Agile. They hold the promise of unlocking people and giving them an environment where they can show up at their best and achieve the extraordinary. Yet, they don’t work. Or more accurately, it is very very difficult to get them working well.Read More
If Agile is like dessert, Scrum is like ice cream. The phrase “Agile vs Scrum,” is a bit of a false dichotomy. Scrum is a subset of Agile, just as ice cream is a type of dessert. And Scrum is a very specific kind of dessert – say, vanilla ice cream. It’s this really popular way of doing dessert – or in this case, doing Agile. And that’s where people can get confused.Read More
Have you experienced this common trap? It’s an unintentional happening, often very subtle. Scrum masters and Product Owners that begin to act like traditional managers. They may not have the same sort of traditional ways of interacting, yet they have the same behaviors: pushing for results, thinking they’re right, thinking they’re smarter, and thinking that they’re in charge of what happens. Ignoring this tendency can lead to disaster. Embracing this tendency can actually unlock high performance.Read More
Anyone can be a boss. For most of us, the choice to be a Leader takes us on a journey of self-discovery and growth. The choice can make a difference between effective, influential leadership that will impact high performance or the choice to remain in the business as usual approach of management. Which path will you take?Read More
One of the most important lessons I have learned over the last few years is that Organizational Behaviour Follows Leadership Behaviour. Lasting improvements can only start with leaders modeling new behaviours. I use this all the time to help leaders choose what they really want for themselves and their organizations.
Introducing Advice Cards – a powerful tool for improving decision-making in your organization by using the Advice Process. You can use them to increase awareness and options around who makes decisions and how those decisions are made.