Classic Leadership Balance Still Holds for Agile Leadership

Again, it’s all in the balance. If it’s just all vision and empowerment, the team won’t move. Even as an … Read More

Aristotle’s Influence Model

We use “logos” (rational) too much. It’s “pathos” (empathy), “ethos” (credibility, presence), and “kairos” (right time, right place), in balance. … Read More

The Three Competencies of Mastering Complex Product Development

It’s mastery, so don’t expect it to be easy. As both a serial entrepreneur and agile coach to teams of … Read More

Let’s Talk About Fear of Failure

There’s one HBR article that I share but never hear back about. It’s Chris Argyris’ “Teaching Smart People How to … Read More

Kill the Zombies in the Eisenhower Matrix

My executive coaching client was being completely overwhelmed. After a download of a long list of things on his plate, … Read More

Disagreement vs Misalignment

“Shared understanding” is an everyday word in my team coaching. It’s so easy to get into positional talk and convincing … Read More

The many flavors of Experimental and Iterative approaches

The importance is to experiment and iterate. What approach you take is of secondary importance. Chose whatever approach that best … Read More

Radical Candor: My Go To Feedback Routine

Radical Candor: Care Personally, Challenge Directly Scott’s idea is that guidance is praise and criticism. And the best way to … Read More

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