Managing People in a Creative Economy

I grew up in a blue collar town with a population of around 300 people. My parents had an acre-sized yard which meant cutting the grass with a push-mower, that wasn’t self-propelled, took a big chunk of my weekend time away. About 6 hours of it, if you include...

Management Goes First

Sometimes Agile is thought of as a way to fix teams. I like to call this spray-on transformation.  That is, management reads an article about how Agile helps teams go faster, while increasing quality for less cost, and then they decide they need to spray some of that...

The Power of Happiness

I once worked with a team who had been victimized by a re-org. They were left without a manager, a crime in this organization, and they didn’t know how they fit into the ‘new world’. I worked with this team and helped them figure out their own...