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#Stoos, the Yellow vMeme, and the Coming Management Evolution

Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 by Michael Spayd.

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Last weekend I had the good fortune of joining twenty other forward thinking souls in #Stoos, Switzerland, to put our heads and hearts together. Our focus: accelerating the transformation of organizations—and especially management—in the 21st century. The problem might be summed up as mechanistic, monetized thinking which values money per se and control at the [...]

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An Open Letter to the First Co-Active Summit

Posted on 28. Feb, 2011 by Michael Spayd.

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I regret that I did not say it then. But I was not ready, we were not ready. In the intervening hours, I have talked to some of you–bemoaned that we did not collectively ’get to closure’–and I promised to do something. Here is a first thing. [Note: this blog was published Feb. 28, with an [...]

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Coaching Circles, Mentor Groups & Masterminds

Posted on 18. Apr, 2010 by Michael Spayd.

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A colleague of mine, Bachan Anand, kindly recorded a brief interview with me about coaching circles. It is available on YouTube. Bachan and I have been working to start an Agile coach mentor group and after a few false starts, finally succeeded!
The backstory here is my exploration of different ideas relating to coaching circles, mentor [...]

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Tao of Scrum (II)

Posted on 31. Jan, 2010 by Michael Spayd.

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This is the second of three posts, inspired by the Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing). The basic rules, in this Taoist-like format, are a kind of Ri (expert or master) version of Scrum. In this post are the second five rules, defining the events or ceremonies of Scrum.
The Tao of Events
Release Planning defines what [...]

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The Tao of Scrum

Posted on 23. Jan, 2010 by Michael Spayd.

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Following was inspired by the Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing). I was preparing to teach a new Agile team and wanted a simple version of the rules of Scrum. I started with the Scrum Guide, which I distilled down into 15 basic rules and 53 sub-rules. The basic rules, in this Taoist-like format, are [...]

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Conflict, Diversity & Appreciation

Posted on 04. Oct, 2009 by Michael Spayd.

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My friend Jean Tabaka recently posted what may become a seminal blog (who knows, eh?) on a process of escalating conflict she sees within the Agile community (Escalation is Killing Agile). It soon made the Twitter rounds and then ignited a storm of comments, including some that seemed to actually illustrate Jean’s point. My primary [...]

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