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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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You’re Missing GREAT Hires

Let’s say you are the CEO of a large Agile methodology training/consulting company, and you need to hire a President for your relatively new “Agile…

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Job Descriptions Limit Everyone

Traditional Job Descriptions are written statements that list (generally in great detail) the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications and reporting relationships of a particular job. But…

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Is Your Organizational Chart Upside Down?

Most companies still have organization charts that look something like this: Does that “Top-Down” Org Chart look familiar?  Unfortunately, diagramming your organization this way represents…

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FIVE REASONS WHY PERFORMANCE REVIEWS ARE WORTHLESS

Let’s first review what we know about the history of annual Performance Reviews:   Annual Performance reviews are artifacts left over from the INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.  They come from…

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Are You Wasting Time on Your Lowest Performers?

Let’s face it, good leaders want their team members to succeed.  After investing time, energy, and resources in them, it is very painful to concede otherwise.  And servant…

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