The Prowareness Study Trip to Silicon Valley

What do companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, GitHub, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Spotify, Netflix, Tesla and Uber have in common? They are Responsive Enterprises, built on ‘sense and respond’ instead of ‘plan and predict’. These lean and mean learning machines leverage technology to power the next revolution of the digital age. Traditional organizations have a structure of […]

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Characteristics of an Agile Leader

Previous week Henrik Kniberg wrote two interesting articles: “What is an Agile Project Leader” and it’s follow-up “What is an Agile Leader“. The latter contained a description of the characteristics and responsibilities of an Agile Leader. I found it a useful source of inspiration whenever such a role becomes relevant. And given my role as an […]

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Seeding and Cultivating Agile Champions

This morning I read the interesting article ‘The Agile Manager’s Practice: Seeding and Cultivating Agile Champions‘ by Michael Hamman. It describes how growing and cultivating Agile Champions is a key practice of designing the desired environments. Michael emphasizes that it’s about cultivating conditions in which agile practices can flourish. My intention was to share some of […]

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How to Make the Whole Organisation Agile?

Last week Steve Denning published another great article on how to transform the organisation towards Agile. In this article he offers a very clear description between the differences between the role of the manager in an Agile and a traditional environment. He describes the five major shifts necessary for an organisation that wants to become Agile, and […]

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The Tao of Paul Polman – Unilever

Just read an interesting interview with Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever. I’ll share some nice phrases, please check the original interview for the full context. “The best chances of success (with hiring people) is if the individual’s values are aligned with the corporate values. Then people feel at ease. They fit in. They are accepted. They […]

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A Poem About Servant Leadership

During the training ‘Coaching Agile Teams’ given by the Agile Coaching Institute, a poem was shared about servant leadership. I loved it. Now I’m sharing it. A fixer A fixer has the illusion of being causal. A server knows he or she is being used in the service of something greater, essentially unknown We fix […]

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