Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Bucket

Recently, I was speaking to an old friend about a very common problem. The problem was the amount of work technical teams take on, and the negative impact to the overall effort. Our thoughts immediately went to leadership, but the reality is that most problems are complex and may need a separate approach. Just having experienced a painful team experience lesson, my thoughts went straight to how we see problems, and how as humans we try to solve them.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

And now for something COMPLETELY different!

A long time ago, I used to write poems.
Not usually great, but some had merit.
Below, a sample of some recent inspiration - 

There was once a Manager from Nantucket
He put his To Do’s in a Bucket
Directors came down
And left with a frown
And the manager started to drown

More to come soon!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Camaron que se dureme…

Shrimp are DELICIOUS! And in the old Spanish saying, a shrimp that falls asleep is taken/swept away by the current. In my imagination, right into my plate! This is a saying that focuses on the importance of direction. And as a coach, I can tell you that to have a direction you need to have a vision. Because if you lack vision, and have work to do – you will float right down the stream of maintenance – and into oblivion. It is hard enough to move when you have no vision, but what if your leaders have no vision. Then you are really in a pickle!