Transformation Case Study Highlights

I was fortunate to act as  a catalyst for a transformation of a 100 person departments. Here is an early release of a presentation summarizing my learnings. Transformation Case Study Highlights from Michael Sahota   What I did (that made the difference) Uncover what’s really going on Share observations in a loving and caring way [...] 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 »
KrisMap: An Organisation’s Persona

KrisMap: An Organisation’s Persona

(Joint post with Olaf Lewitz) Essence of Kris Imagine your ideal organization. We may think of the organizational culture as the “personality” of the company. What is the personality of this organization? Culture is Aggregate Identity Organizational Culture is the emergent aggregate identity of all her people. Some questions to help you think about Her [...] Continue reading »
Visual Summary of Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide

Visual Summary of Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide

After providing my 13th verbal summary of my session at Agile 2012, I realized that I did not have an infographic summarizing the session and book - An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide. So here they are. Agile Failure & Culture Agile Differs from Most Company Cultures   Adoption --> Doing Agile; Transformation -->Being [...] Continue reading »
Agile Failure and Culture – Agile 2012 Workshop Results

Agile Failure and Culture – Agile 2012 Workshop Results

What follows are the workshop results from Agile 2012 Session "An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide". Book, slides, and video explaining the session. The results are based on 120 people in the interactive section (there were another 60+ observers I was unable to involve). Confirmed Insights Failure rates are high. Success reports are 2.8 [...] Continue reading »
Book – An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture

Book – An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture

I am very excited that I just published my free book - An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture on InfoQ. Agile change agents will find it valuable in helping companies succeed with Agile and avoiding failure. About the Book Struggling with Agile? Frustrated that people don’t really get it? Tired of fighting [...] Continue reading »