Organizational Behaviour Follows Leadership Behaviour

Organizational Behaviour Follows Leadership Behaviour

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. Current Organization Behaviour is a result [...]
Unleash the Power of the Whole Person

Unleash the Power of the Whole Person

In this post I will share how to unleash the power of individuals in your organization by inviting in the whole person. Below is the visual summary. People are powerful when we invite the whole person to work: spirit, heart, body, and mind. Key environmental ingredients are: safety, trust and valuing people as human beings. #2 [...]
Doing Agile vs. Being Agile

Doing Agile vs. Being Agile

Doing Agile and Being Agile are different. Here is a popular infographic that explains what Agile really is and illustrates common misunderstandings about it: Doing Agile Doing Agile is about the practices: standups, user stories, iterations, etc. There are significant benefits from using Agile practices - I see it as "common sense" of getting work done. [...]
Culture is the Core of Your Organization – V2

Culture is the Core of Your Organization – V2

Here is my updated drawing showing how Culture is the core of your organization - how it binds everything together. "Organizational Culture" = the wibbly, wobbly thing that connect everything. In this model, there are two important dimensions of culture: Consciousness = intangible way of being that reflects how we are as human beings. Inner world. Structure [...]
Teal Organization – Future of Work

Teal Organization – Future of Work

Here is a visual that captures the essential elements of Teal Organizations as described in Frederic Laloux's book "Reinventing Organizations". This describes the Future of Work. Except that it has been here for decades. We never noticed how to have radically successful organizations. Enjoy. Evolutionary Purpose The foundation element is that the organization has clear [...]
Agile vs Waterfall

Agile vs Waterfall

Here is my one page summary of some key differences between Agile and Waterfall. (I created this when I was asked to explain this to an exec earlier this month about this and I didn't have anything good in my toolkit nor could I find something on google.) Key Differences between Agile and Waterfall In waterfall, [...]
Reinventing Organizations for Agility

Reinventing Organizations for Agility

Excited to share slides describing the latest evolution of my story (at the Toronto Agile Conference). I talk about how we may dare to create environments where Agile may flourish so we have Organizational Agility. This requires reinventing organizations. My message is really simple: If you want Breakthrough Results Cultivate Culture to Create Places People Love [...]