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Creating a Purpose-Driven Team (Continued): Tip #2 – Turn Your Purpose into Your Message

Make sure it’s an Authentic Message.  ”Announcing” a company’s purpose has become a popular mandate…but it’s a dangerous one too.  When a company converts its…

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Creating a Purpose-Driven Team (continued): Tip #1 – DISCOVER the purpose

In my last blog, I asserted that the most reliable way to keep our team members “motivated” –- or (as I referred to it) “to…

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Creating a Purpose-Driven Team – Introduction

Agilists believe in the power of self-organizing/self-managing teams.  But the tricky part is often keeping team members motivated.  In 1943, Abraham Maslow asserted (through his…

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Are Agile and Lean The Same Thing?

If you’ve ever attended one of our classes (or are a regular visitor to this Blog), you’ll know that the Center for Agile Leadership (CFAL)…

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What Do Agile Communications Look Like?

Why has Agile become the most popular software development approach in the IT industry today? Because it works. But… as I’ve been preaching for years…

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Design Thinking and the Agile Leader

Just like Business Agility, Design Thinking (which is also not a new concept) has been gaining a lot of attention recently, and Agile Leaders should…

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What is Business Agility?

Watch Rikki’s video blog! “Business Agility” – we’re hearing that expression more and more these days. So is it a new concept… or an old concept…

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Agile and The Four Agreements

Granted, the title of today’s Blog sounds like that of a Fairy Tale. And while I would argue that it is NOT a children’s story about…

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When Your Vision Statement Lacks Vision

There exists today a very famous cosmetics company whose Vision Statement is composed of 251 words, covering everything from surpassing competitors to increasing shareholder value…

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Stop Expecting Corkscrews to File Your Nails

“We don’t see the world as it is, we see the world as we are” – Anaïs Nin. Hence we fight. We fight with our…

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Leading Cultural Transformation

Organizational Culture can be best described as the combination of team BEHAVIORS (what people do) and VALUES (why they do what they do). And when…

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The Problem with Processes

When I first took the Center for Agile Leadership’s® Agile Leadership Class (back in 2016), I had been an Operations Manager for over 25 years…

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