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Emotional Transparency – Friend or Foe to Leadership?

One of the key tenets of Agile Leadership is transparency…and that includes emotional transparency. But for most people, including me personally, this particular principle almost always brings…

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Building a Culture Out of Core Values

How would you describe your organization’s culture? Are you satisfied with it?  What would your team members say if you asked them the same questions?…

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The A to V List: Aspire to keep Victims from Ruling your Organization

As a University of Michigan (U of M) alum, Ann Arbor MI was my home for 4 years. And without question one of the highlights…

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The Evil Genius Syndrome

The Evil Genius Syndrome:  Rewarding the WHATs…while the HOWs are killing us. -by President, Rikki Schwartz When I sat down to write this blog, I…

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What is a Chief Heart Officer?

Maya Angelou said “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”…

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Learning from a legend

Just as the calendar turned over this year, we lost a truly great leader…but not his legacy. Herb Kelleher, co-founder (later CEO and then chairman…

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Resolutions From A True Agile Leader

What do the New Year’s Resolutions of a True Agile Leader look like? Hey there, Rikki Schwartz here with some thoughts for the end of…

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Perpetually Preparing For Change

Are you perpetually and transparently discussing and preparing for inevitable work changes? Hey there, Rikki Schwartz here… I was born and raised in and around…

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Change Your Scenery

Is your team stuck in a rut? Maybe your normal processes have become a little stale. At The Center For Agile Leadership, we recently had…

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Spring Clean Your Life

Spring has finally sprung after a crazy winter. It even snowed in May in Salt Lake City, UT this year! Now is the time to…

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Warning: Labels Matter!

Every time I turn around I find another project management guru saying one of the following: Do you have enough resources to staff your project?…

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The Power of Intention

Lessons From the Lift: The Power of Intention Today Brian is talking about the power of intention. How can visualization and positive thinking affect your…

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