WholeHearted Manifesto: We Value People

WholeHearted Manifesto: We Value People

The WholeHearted Manifesto consists on one value statement: We Value People. (Period) People are the driving force behind getting results. This is the secret recipe for success. We value all people. Our customers. Our peers. But most of all ourselves. It would be a mistake to think this is fluffy bunny stuff. It’s not. It [...] Continue reading »
The Business Case for an Authentic Workplace

The Business Case for an Authentic Workplace

People are messy: they have personalities and emotions. In this post we explore how we can embrace people's messiness for advantage rather than have it act as a drag. Default Business Model is Mixed Engagement A recent study from Carnegie Mellon Training shows that there are very mixed levels of engagement from workers. See diagram [...] Continue reading »
Connecting the Dots on Agile, Org Culture, Personal Growth & Temenos

Connecting the Dots on Agile, Org Culture, Personal Growth & Temenos

A friend of mine asked me what is going on with all this touchy-feely people and personal growth stuff - "What's it got to do with Agile?" My answer: everything! So this post ties together: Agile, High-Performance Culture with People skills and Temenos Workshop among others. Here is my current roadmap of focus areas related [...] Continue reading »
Personal Transformation is the Heart of Organizational Transformation

Personal Transformation is the Heart of Organizational Transformation

In a recent post I talked about the nature of transformation as personal activity and the need for leaders to go first. But, how do we as change artists and leaders go first? Traditionally we think about learning skills and capabilities to effect change. We learn models and frameworks. We learn facilitation techniques. We learn new [...] Continue reading »
Relatedness trumps Responsibility, Accountability

Relatedness trumps Responsibility, Accountability

Relatedness is the heart of high-performing teams and organizations. As stated in the Agile Manifesto, focus on “Individuals and Interactions" is essential. How we relate to ourselves and others is central to creating and maintaining effective and valuable systems. There are many mental frames that are used to discuss organizational culture and performance. In this [...] Continue reading »