People Over Process

People Over Process

Here is the latest version of my "People over Process" slides that are about coming back to the heart of Agile: People - to unleash astonishing results. It covers: Intro - People over Process. Agile = Culture. Whole Agile. Focus on People: Vulnerability, Authentic Connection, Safety & Trust (VAST) People-centric organizations (Laloux Culture Model) People-centric Change [...] Continue reading »
Manager’s Journey: Awareness, Epiphany, & Choice

Manager’s Journey: Awareness, Epiphany, & Choice

Delighted to share the slides from my and Soo Kim's presentation at Spark The Change. Summary An insider’s account of a manager’s journey of cultural transformation. How our beliefs and assumptions radically shifted. How we found the courage to fully see what is there and accept it.  Being vulnerable enough to speak our truth to [...] Continue reading »
Culture Change: Reinventing Organizations

Culture Change: Reinventing Organizations

The following infographic adapted from Frederic Laloux's Reinventing Organizations shows: A path for reinventing your organization. The reason why management and workers need to care. Culture Change Model   The infographic shows that greater trust and consciousness leads to higher engagement and better results. Better results is proven out by case study after case study. As organizations develop [...] Continue reading »
Organizational Debt Cycle

Organizational Debt Cycle

Many consider the modern workplace inhumane and uninhabitable. People are not fully engaged. It is killing our bottom lines. It is putting our organizations at risk. With our prevailing management system we have created a vast organizational debt that inhibits growth and performance. We define organizational debt as the baggage that prevents people from delivering [...] Continue reading »
People over Process – Win with People

People over Process – Win with People

Success comes from Valuing People When we simplify the Agile Manifesto’s “Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools” we get “People over Process”. Agile is about people. It’s about a people-first culture. Sadly, many organizations are mired in organizational debt: mistrust, politics and fear. Changing the process won’t fix this. We need to go to [...] 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 »
Temenos: Containers for Growing Relationships

Temenos: Containers for Growing Relationships

"If we're serious about exploring the world around us, we have to explore the world within us." - Ken Robinson (Joint post with Olaf Lewitz - Temenos Series) The Temenos container provides a powerful mental model for understanding and improving relationships with others. Often we do not consider the larger context of the situations we are in. When we explicitly [...] Continue reading »
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