Elite speaking coach Bill Smartt and I spend an hour discussing how to tell a compelling story, even from your home office.
“Unless you’re the founder and the product manager at the same time, you are not the CEO of anything.”
If teams don’t feel safe sharing what they’ve learned, they’ll never be agile. Psychological safety ensures teams doing discovery can implement the feedback they learn in the process anda truly be agile.
There's more to team leadership than just shipping it. What's your team's reason for being?
(Want to get this article in your inbox? I publish one article a month and share it in my newsletter first. You can sign up here and join 14k other subscribers.) Hey folks - Two weeks ago I found myself at the center of a debate with a client about the benefits and drawbacks of … Continue reading Velocity should be renamed “future tech debt”
Truly agile teams enjoy the ability, desire and safety to respond to change over following a plan.
One of my favourite questions to ask any new client is, “How do you measure success?” I pose this question to product teams, discipline heads and executives to understand what the organisation values and what they reward. One hundred percent of the time the initial response is, “That’s a great question.” After giving it some … Continue reading Defining value: the most ambiguous word in product development
Last month our webinar featured Tim Herbig, Sense & Respond press author of Lateral Leadership. Tim discussed ways to lead even if you’re not the boss. Watch now.This post was originally published to my newsletter subscribers (14k of them now). If you’d like to get these in your inbox sign up here As the wars on … Continue reading The executive’s secret weapon to agility
The next Sense & Respond Press book (our fourth) is going to be Lateral Leadership: A practical guide to managing agile teams by Tim Herbig.Sometimes you’re not in a position of authority yet you still need to lead a team. Tim shares his experience and insight on how to be an effective product leader even … Continue reading No amount of technology will make you “digital”
Over the past several years, as I’ve been building my coaching and consulting business, I’ve received a lot of feedback from teams who, for one reason or another, were not in a position to take advantage of a full-scale engagement with me. Maybe it was a budget concern or maybe it was a team or … Continue reading Office Hours: A New Way to Collaborate