John Hagel, John Seely Brown and Duleesha Kulasooriya have collaborated (in various parings) on three important bite-sized books: Institutional Innovation (Hagel, Seely Brown, Kulasooriya) Shift Happens (Hagel, Seely Brown) Scaling Edges (Hagel, Seely Brown, Kulasooriya) These bite-sized gems were produced by IDEA BITE PRESS working with Deloitte’s Center for The Edge. In this post, I’m…

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Robert Greenleaf, the originator of the practice (and expression) servant-leadership, developed a simple test to determine how effectively we’re practicing servant-leadership in our daily lives. He called this the Best Test. Regardless of our roles at work and in daily life, we’re each leading and often leading multiple constituencies. How effectively we’re leading is always determined…

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John Hagel, John Seely Brown and Duleesha Kulasooriya have collaborated (in various parings) on three important bite-sized books: Institutional Innovation (Hagel, Seely Brown, Kulasooriya) Shift Happens (Hagel, Seely Brown) Scaling Edges (Hagel, Seely Brown, Kulasooriya) These bite-sized gems were produced by IDEA BITE PRESS working with Deloitte’s Center for The Edge. In this post, I’m…

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Hypothesis For the past 3+ 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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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…

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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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