The Manager Role is Different in an Agile Environment

I've been looking into how the traditional hierarchical, "command and control" management came to be and also at what motivates individuals and high-performance teams with the purpose to discuss the role of the manager in an Agile environment. Most of the Agile frameworks don't tackle this topic, which creates quite a few issues when implementation time... Continue Reading →

Traditional Management Theory is Dead

"Our prevailing system of management has destroyed our people. People are born with intrinsic motivation, self-respect, dignity, curiosity to learn, joy in learning. The forces of destruction begin with toddlers - a prize for the best Halloween costume, grades in school, gold stars - and on up through university. On the job, people, teams, and... Continue Reading →

Once a Consultant, Always One

Or how paying a bus fine made me happy, stirred compelling conversations and revealed things about myself that I wasn't aware of... I forgot to charge my bus card, as I rarely use it. As my office is in the middle of nowhere, there's basically nowhere to buy any card so I risked it today.... Continue Reading →

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