Archive for 'Edge'

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

Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 by .


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 .


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 .


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, […]

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Tao of Scrum (II)

Posted on 31. Jan, 2010 by .


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 […]

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The Tao of Scrum

Posted on 23. Jan, 2010 by .


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 .


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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