Four Ways Agile Leadership and Stewardship Go Hand-in-Hand

Four Ways Agile Leadership and Stewardship Go Hand-in-Hand

In the fast-paced and ever-changing business world, the convergence of leadership and stewardship holds immense power. True leaders go beyond achieving short-term goals. They embody a higher purpose in stewardship. This concept encompasses the responsibility to ensure long-term success and sustainability for the business. By aligning decisions with stakeholders’ best interests, leaders create a profound…

Customer First: Finding the Balance Between People and Profit

Customer First: Finding the Balance Between People and Profit

Losing touch is easy; we are busy people with tons going on. We have our projects and products, stakeholders & shareholders. We track budgets and risk, and compliance. We work with teams for research and analysis, teams for architecture and security, delivery, and QA.  Managing this requires process and meetings, documentation, and sign-offs – and driving it all is a massive list of things…

How to do the Impossible: Grow the Core Business & Be Future Ready

How to do the Impossible: Grow the Core Business & Be Future Ready

This Real Quotes – Real Problems: Conversations from Real Transformations is a very common conversation heard in transformations. We believe it is possible to be both future ready and grow the core business at the same time if there is capacity to adapt. It is possible to be both future ready and grow the core…

Is Hubris Killing Innovation at Your Organization? Why Humility is Key

Is Hubris Killing Innovation at Your Organization? Why Humility is Key

Innovation is a buzzword that is often thrown around in the business world, but how many companies are truly innovative? Many of the most successful companies we see today have a significant pivot story early in their history. Many of the most successful companies we see today have a significant pivot story early in their…

Do You Work in a Toxic Environment Where This Phrase is Often Heard?

Do You Work in a Toxic Environment Where This Phrase is Often Heard?

We’ve posted a lot of real quotes from real problems that often get in the way of organization success. Often, it’s a comment made by a particular role within the company, but this time it’s something that could be said or even thought of by virtually every employee at any level of the organization. “That’s…

More With Less

More With Less

Your company needs to do more with less. This is especially true in economic downturns, during which layoffs may leave you short-handed and the pressure to cut costs is high. Your organization’s ‘addiction to more’ may be the biggest obstacle to getting more out of your teams.  “Your organization’s ‘addiction to more’ may be the…

Stuck in the Middle: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Tradeoff Decisions in an Org that is ‘Addicted to More’​

Stuck in the Middle: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Tradeoff Decisions in an Org that is ‘Addicted to More’​

Many managers face a conflict that encourages them to do something that’s not in the best interests of their company, its customers, and its employees.  In a previous post, ‘Addicted to More’, I shared thoughts about a problem many organizations suffer from – the condition of being compelled to do more – at any cost,…