How to invite people to dance: Diversity at work

Leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce gives a competitive edge, that diversity results in the most innovative ideas. So how do you get a diverse workforce? In other words, how do you recruit diverse talents and how do…

Daring you to jump onto the Trojan Horse to lead your Transformation to Agility

Leadership Memo 2021- 7 Has your company gone through transformations? Agile transformation? Digital transformation? How was the experience? Did the transformation stick? What if there is something that would help drive faster and longer lasting (dare I say, permanent!) transformation?…

How do you know you are a leader?

Leadership Memo 2021-1 Happy New Year! As we start the first week of the new year, new hope and excitement bubbles. However, we’re not that quick to forget the volatility, uncertainties, complexities and ambiguities (VUCA) that we all experienced in…

Uncertainties and messiness is something to be embraced

In my October posts, I listed out several examples of resistance to agile from executive management and middle management. We also explored why they acted that way. Today, let’s look at it from a different perspective.  What is agile? Agile…

There are more than fight or flight options, aren’t there?

Let’s consider a different scenario: the executive management team was excited about agile and actively encouraged the company to go agile. They had taken the company on an 18-month agile transformation journey. They focused on being agile and wanted to…

Would you think that “blasé, nonchalant” are the synonyms for resistance?

Continuing with the same topic that I started, let’s consider one last scenario: He was the head of product development, and he never outright said no to agile. He thought agile is a development thing, nothing to do with him.…