Trust Experiment

Trust Experiment

I decided to become independent, I’ll be available for work from June. I am starting this with an experiment, employing the connections I made in recent years to create options for work and collaboration. I do this because I trust you, and trust myself. I specifically trust you to give me opportunities for work. Updates: […]

Magnificence Mantra

We are good, Destined to be great. Being great Working together We create a context For magnificence. Sometimes, we hesitate. We surrender to the past. We want certainty Like to feel safe While certainty inhibits growth Safety inhibits magnificence By limiting our options, Our awareness Our ability to see and absorb Greatness. We need to […]

Lead As If You Meant It

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Agile with a Purpose, Management | One Comment

Inspiration and Values WHAT MATTERS NOW—HOW To Win In A World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation  BY Gary Hamel [amazon asin=”1118120825″ template=”simpleimage”] I started to read Hamel’s book, and in the first chapter he gives impressive advice on how to lead (paraphrased):  “These assumptions, if acted upon, will help nourish the seeds of stewardship […]

Thoughts on Words: Change

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in Agile with a Purpose, RealOptions | 7 Comments

Thinking is shaped by the words we use. Management thinking is shaped by the words managers use and are used to. If we want us to evolve our mindset, we must stop to use words that carry a history of bad meaning with them. Let’s start to create a new language to talk about business […]

Which Agile Fits Your Culture?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Agile with a Purpose | 12 Comments
Which Agile Fits Your Culture?

In recent months, we see frequent discussions about different organisational cultures, if and how “Agile” fits these cultures, and, very prominently, which flavour of Agile (Scrum, XP, Kanban) might fit which culture… Yet is it really culture that’s influencing this choice? Get A Grip Guys, the question in the title is the wrong question. I […]

Executive Amazement

Executive Amazement

I’ve recently had the pleasure to work with a client where the CEO astonished me multiple times with really awesome ideas. As there’s so much management bashing going on the community, I want to share what I saw, as an inspiration… Crowd-Sourcing Strategy I worked with the management board on an Agile Strategy Map. We […]