Leadership Series: Wake Up With A Sense Of Purpose

This is one of my core principles. Everyday I work hard to ensure that members of my team can wake up with a sense of purpose. It sounds easy, but like most things in leadership – it’s difficult. It’s a big goal to set. I try and achieve it every day – and to be [...]

By |2019-12-09T01:37:04+00:00November 18th, 2019|New Agile Leadership, Workplace Culture|0 Comments

Leadership Tip: Inspiring Your Team

I was working with a client the other day and was asked how we attract such great talent to our projects.  “Steve, you always seem to have the motivated team, the stars… that makes delivery easy” Whilst attracting bright talent is a focus of mine (who doesn’t want to work with bright people?), we work [...]

By |2019-11-18T06:58:35+00:00August 1st, 2019|New Agile Leadership, Workplace Culture|0 Comments

Executive support is mandatory for agile

Over the past 25 years of delivering solutions in multiple countries and multiple organisations I have never had the support from exec like I do from my current client.  From the board, to the CEO to the executive directors, to the business… we are backed and supported. This stacks the odds of makes top down, [...]

By |2017-04-19T05:08:32+00:00March 10th, 2017|New Agile Leadership|0 Comments

Leadership Tips (series) Wake up!

Recently I am being asked a lot of questions around leadership.  It is inspiring that so many managers are now become interested in leadership and even more inspiring that a few are understanding the difference between the two. … so I thought I would start a series so I can capture my thoughts in one place. [...]

By |2017-04-19T04:07:34+00:00February 11th, 2017|New Agile Leadership, Workplace Culture|0 Comments

How Spotify Do It – Part 2 of 2

Everytime I watch this series… yep, I watch them regularly… hey why not learn from the very best(!) I learn something new. As your level of agile maturity grows you will face issues.  Architecture, design, fit into assurance frameworks in large organisations, skill set sharing etc.  Spotify seem to have faced them all… and found sweet [...]

By |2016-05-11T10:49:08+00:00May 30th, 2015|Agile And SCRUM, New Agile Leadership|0 Comments

How To Run A Company (or Team) With (Almost) No Rules

Here’s a thought… If Ricardo can run a successful multi-billion dollar group of companies using his version of Agile, then we should all be striving to instill this mindset into our teams and departments. What’s exciting is that its not just us dev types who are rethinking better ways of working. What do Ricardo’s principles [...]

By |2015-04-07T13:04:05+00:00April 7th, 2015|New Agile Leadership, Workplace Culture|0 Comments

How To Put The ‘Fun’ Into Work Environments

So you have, or you are implemented Agile in some form, Scrum, Kanban, SAFe…  These are both exciting and scary times.  You’ve convinced your boss that this is a better way to create software, to create and deliver business value earlier, quicker and to build an amazing team.  You have told your boss you can take [...]

By |2015-03-27T08:00:16+00:00March 25th, 2015|Workplace Culture|0 Comments

4 Easy Ways To Inspire Performance & Creativity On Your Project

Want to inspire a high performance team?  Want to inspire creativity on your project? You need to create an environment that is so ‘awesome’, creativity and productivity is never an issue.  Here’s some ideas to get started… Here is a short list of simple ways to inspire your teams creativity and get them cranking out the productivity and [...]

By |2015-03-27T07:28:12+00:00March 24th, 2015|Workplace Culture|0 Comments