There times that I absolutely love watching my kids play with each other. With Ella and Owen being only two years apart, they can often do the same activities and Owen keeps pace with his older sister much more than she would like. They giggle, share toys, and compliment each other very well. The nice play, […]Read more "What My Kids Taught Me About Fire-Fighting Cultures"
For the many flavors and leadership caucuses in the Agile community, it’s a wonder we all manage to get anything to a consensus these days. New scrum masters and product owners are being minted every day — in countries all over the world — often without much in the way of mentorship, and that has […]Read more "How Do You Lead Without Power?"
When I was younger, it angered me that I couldn’t draw. Even when I was introduced to impressionism, dadaism, and other less realistic forms of art, I still got angry that I couldn’t use a pencil and make the best space shuttle in class. I even checked out books from the library on how to […]Read more "Blog Post: Where’s The Art In Your Work?"
January is a dreaded time for managers in the realm of reviews. Regardless of the system your company uses to perform internal audits on it’s staff, they still have to be done. Ever wanted to have a big team under your expert tutelage? Not during this time of year you don’t. During my review with the […]Read more "Be a good peer"
We all learned about the definition of work in different ways. I grew up on construction sites with my dad, and in many ways it was as stereotypical as you can imagine. You show with a breakfast burrito in hand, make a wise crack at someone else’s expense, and make sure the project progressed at […]Read more "Measuring fun at work"