“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?"
There are a lot of things we are striving to be tolerant of in our society today. Terrorism, race, religion, immigration, marriage, and a bevy of other topics manage to flood our news stream and ask for consideration. Passionate advocates for either side of the subject manage to artfully articulate points. Each one presents the same […]Read more "What Can Tolerance Teach Our Teams?"
“The scoreboard doesn’t lie. Never has.” – Charlie Sheen Bottom of the ninth. Late in the period. Two-minute warning. Shot clock winding down. Each of those statements relates to a different sport, and each communicates the same sentiment. Time is winding down. If you’re doing to try something, it needs to be now. As cliched […]Read more "Why Your Standup Needs A Scoreboard"
It is not an exaggeration to say that I have spent my entire life around coaches. I used to think it was because we just went to the church all coaches in my town attended as a child. Small town politics aside, it was more than that. My dad was just one of those dudes […]Read more "Regardless Of The Sport, We Are All Coaches"
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison Whether you are a team of one, or one hundred, we are presented with the daily opportunity to introduce positive change into our work environments. Asking tough questions is a challenge, to say the least, but it is also imperative […]Read more "Am I The Only One With This Problem?"
Of the four agile manifesto principles, the one I find myself being drawn to over and over is valuing “individual and interactions over processes and tools”. As much as we try to pin what we do from 9-6 in a box, there’s only so much you can do without collaborating with co-workers. It also pushes […]Read more "Blog Post: Value Transparency Over Doubt"
Nothing makes you take a hard look at yourself like a 12-step program. While I am not finished yet, I am close enough to see the whole picture as it was meant to unfold. Having forced myself to look upon my past, and recognized what impact it had on who I am now, I can […]Read more "Blog Post: What Can A 12-Step Program Teach You About Professional Growth?"