Coaching and Producing Value

Coaching and Producing Value

David Hussman gave a great session on coaching called "Coaching and Producing Value" at Agile 2009.  (Link to short description). The first part of the workshop was an exercise for us to describe how we see ourselves as coaches.  My vision (top left in black below) at the time was "Change Agent ... by the numbers".  I [...] Continue reading »
SMART goals may not be that smart

SMART goals may not be that smart

I just blogged about Daniel Pink's case around intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.  This is a good lead-in for why SMART goals may be damaging to your organization. SMART stands for: Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time-bound It is common management practice to tie employee ratings and annual bonus to the achievement of SMART objectives.  In light [...] Continue reading »