Flash Leadership and Agile Teams

In November 2016 I attended Alistair Cockburn's Advanced Agile Masterclass. Well, I have attended a few but I mean this particular one. There was a fundamental question that we focused on for much of one  day: If the leaders role in the modern world is becoming more focused on Mentoring, Training, Coaching, Guiding, Facilitating…..where is Managing? …

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Energy, Teams and the 2nd Law of Thermal Dynamics – Part II

In the first post of this series, we examined the theory that the human race, people, our species,  are essentially reflections of the universe. Small, concentrated balls of energy. When  new projects, missions, teams, start-ups are kicked off, as people are brought together and combined friction ensues, and massive amounts of energy are combined. Everyone is …