“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill I don’t know many men who have had the privilege to discuss with their fathers what it truly means to be a father. We discuss the duties of fatherhood. The desire to see our children succeed, however […]Read more "Have You Ever Defined Fatherhood?"
“When the number of options available are limited, it is foolish to fuss and fret. We should instead simply choose the best of them and move on with life. To behave otherwise is to waste precious time and energy.” William B. Irvine, The Stoic Challenge On my best days, I feel like these words personify […]Read more "How Would Stoics View Org Transformation?"
Remember when we all gathered in masses to see bands play live? We’ve all met these types of people before. The random stranger who walks by you after leaving screams, “that band was awesome!” Yeah, dude. We were in there with you just now. You don’t need to tell us something we all just witnessed. […]Read more "It’s Okay To Talk About How Terrible 2021 Was -Now We Need to figure out what to do next"
Have you ever left a meeting wondering why nobody gave your idea consideration? It’s a tough spot to be in, and I would like to discuss what happens as a result.Read more "Why Do I Constantly Feel My Ideas Are Dumb?"
I’m a member of the last generation to know life before the Internet. I’ve been able to witness how people have managed to craft personas based on their time spent online. This didn’t happen on purpose, of course. We saw this raw nerve connected to a network of other nerve endings capable of anything. Had […]Read more "What’s Your Transformation Persona?"
Like many of you, I got into this business by accident. I started in IT around the time of the iPhone release. I became obsessed with mobile technology. This site began to write about the growing industry. Even co-wrote a now out-of-date book on building apps. I spent years in the startup world. Small teams […]Read more "Here’s How I Changed The Way I Fight"
My first role on an Agile team was as a scrum master. The only product I had to sell at that time was my experience being the conduit between development and business. Previous roles in quality assurance had sufficiently prepared me if only to understand I had a lot more to learn. The next role […]Read more "What Exactly Is My Product as an Agile Coach?"
I can still remember the pit in my stomach when Steve Jobs tried to quiet the complaints of the newly launched iPhone 4 (the first I ever owned). The smartphone giant came out with a brand new design of the device, which included a new radio antenna. Instead of doing a mea culpa (which came […]Read more "Executives Don’t Think We Are ‘Doing Agile Right’"
“Can I give you some feedback?” Take stock of how you feel after reading those words. Not great right? Your blood pressure and pulse probably spiked a bit. There aren’t many other sentences that put us more on edge in the workplace. Right out of college, the scariest thing one could tell me was the […]Read more "Feedback Doesn’t Have To Be Scary"
“It’s the year of Chris.” I didn’t understand what Allison was telling me. Having known her for a few years, I’m accustomed to her riddles. At Dallas Agile Leadership Network, I asked why she chose me to co-present with her at Dallas Tech Fest. That one sentence in January would change the course of my year. No comment on if […]Read more "What A Year Of Conference Speaking Taught Me"