Leadership

Leadership

How Scrum Masters Can Make Team Values Real

The Scrum framework has five values: commitment, courage, focus, openness, and respect -- but, like many organizational values, Scrum values are frequently written off as an interesting side note in the executive summary of Scrum, but are rarely understood or properly used. In my nearly 20 years of coaching teams and organizations, most failures

By |2022-05-12T08:35:59-07:00May 25th, 2022|Categories: Leadership, ScrumMaster|Tags: , |

Leadership Skills That Can’t Be Ignored

It’s no secret that the world is changing and we, as leaders, must change with it. At first, this may sound daunting; what happens to all of the skills we’ve spent our lives honing? Are they useless now? Of course not! The key to success in changing times is to update your leadership skills

By |2022-02-02T16:58:33-08:00February 2nd, 2022|Categories: Leadership|

5 Ways to Address a Toxic Work Environment

So… you have found yourself in a toxic work environment. Now what do you do? You are NOT powerless. You do NOT have to accept bullying, harassment, or difficult working conditions. You have options. All too often people remain silent, keep their head down and do nothing, thinking they must hold their tongue to

By |2021-11-23T08:23:55-08:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Best Practices, Leadership|

Evaluating the Performance of a Scrum Master

Measuring the performance of an employee is never easy to do. It’s made much more difficult when we have a hard time understanding exactly what a person is supposed to be doing. In this blog post, we’ll clear up all of your questions about Scrum Masters, their accountabilities, and how

By |2022-01-14T11:21:55-08:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Agile Metrics, Best Practices, Fundamentals, Leadership, Scrum Roles, ScrumMaster|Tags: |

Three Important Lessons for the Entrepreneur

Let's be clear from the very beginning - starting a new business is scary. The unending lists of things you have to worry about - visioning, messaging, marketing, product and service development, infrastructure - even if you don't do it all yourself, it can be incredibly overwhelming! However, it's also amazingly liberating. Take it from

By |2021-08-13T13:08:13-07:00August 13th, 2021|Categories: Leadership|Tags: |

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