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Group Works: A Pattern Language for Bringing Life to Meetings and Other Gatherings

Introduction A few months ago I learned about the Group Pattern Language Project and the associated Group Works card deck. One purpose of this group (and this deck) is to improve our gatherings (whether they be business meetings, brainstorming sessions or town halls.) Another purpose is to learn more about each other in the context…

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2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS)

November 15-16, 2019 School of Engineering, Tufts University Medford, MA ==> Active Link to Learn More

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Set Piece Agile Will Sink You!

Introduction   Organizations are increasingly “Going Agile” in a very stepwise fashion. Don’t fall into the trap of believing you can plan your adoption and maturation of Agile principles, practices and tools as if you’re using a chessboard. A commitment to Agile implies you’re ready for evolutionary change and supportive of emergence from the team-level…

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Seeker’s Kitchen Gathering, September 27-29, 2019 (Littleton, Colorado)

Who Are We? We’re an informal group of servant-leadership practitioners: Some of us teach leadership in advanced degree programs, some of us are leadership coaches, one of us is the world’s foremost expert on Robert Greenleaf, and one of us is an Agile Coach.  What we all have in common is a commitment to discovering…

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Servant Leadership Jam Session: June 6th, Noon EST

Servant Leadership Jam Session: June 6th, Noon EST “Servant Leadership: A Way of Being that Leads to a Way of Doing” An Invitation to an Open Conversation with Greenleaf Academy Faculty and Friends Join Greenleaf Academy faculty, speakers and alumni in an hour-long dialogue as they engage in a jam session: What’s on their minds,…

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How To Be A Rebel Leader (and Why)

I was inspired by a shared tweet that included the following illustration:                   These principles come from the work of Francesca Gino and her new book, Rebel Talent: Why It Pays To Break The Rules At Work And In Life.  I highly recommend Francesca’s book (and her…

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Accent on Literacy

This school year, I’ve been fortunate to be involved with Innovations for Learning to support literacy in the Boston Public School System.  I’m a literacy tutor for a first grade student in the Joseph Tynan School in South Boston.  My student’s name is Xavier W., and we work together weekly for 30-minutes through TutorMate.  We had…

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13th Annual IEEE and ACM IT Professional Conference at the Trenton Computer Festival

In March, I presented at the 13th Annual IEEE and ACM IT Professional Conference at the Trenton Computer Festival on the campus of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing, New Jersey.  My topic was Accelerate Your Technical and Cultural Transformation with Visual Planning.  My 55-minute presentation was well attended, and I was able to attend several…

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Northeastern University News Article

Recognition I was very flattered when Andy McCarty, Director of the Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers (CAVS) at Northeastern University (N.U.) connected me with Bill Ibelle, a writer at the N.U. News.  Bill was interested in sharing the work Andy facilitates and leads through CAVS with a broader audience.  Bill interviewed…

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Military Training and Experience Enhance Your Agility

Hypothesis For the past two years, I’ve been delivering pro bono Agile workshops for active and former servicemembers. My theory was that if you’ve succeeded in the military with Transparency, Collaboration, Communication, Teamwork, Goal Setting, Discipline, etc. you are an ideal candidate for an Agile Team where we emphasize transparency, collaboration, communication, teamwork, goal setting,…

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