Leadership in Agile Organizations: The importance of boundaries and clear assignments

Agile way of working, agile organization, Scrum, squads, Holacracy, whatever it’s called in your organization and whatever the shape it takes: working in a new way requires a new leadership style. In a series of articles, I will take you on a journey through the subject of leadership in agile organizations. Reptile brain We’ve all… Read More

Leadership in Agile organizations: from micro-management to trust-based coaching

Agile way of working, agile organization, Scrum, squads, Holacracy, whatever it’s called in your organization and whatever the shape it takes: working in a new way requires a new leadership style. In a series of articles, I will take you on a journey through the subject of leadership in agile organizations. Leadership Challenge Micro management… Read More

Why Agile is the most important Social Technology of this decade

  Agile has become nothing short of the most important social technology of this decade. Social technologies are a response to the (digital) technological disruptions in our way of working, organizing and even life. Agile is coming of age Over the past few years Agile has come of age. This has become highly visible in the… Read More

Living an Agile Marketing Strategy: 3 principles

All around us, organizations are building marketing strategies. But how many of those put together a strategy that is responsive to change? And do they really live that strategy? Building and living a marketing strategy is a complex process and requires far more than a blog post of attention. There are a few simple principles… Read More

Making a difference on 3 levels: Organize Agile Services

Business leaders today say their key concern is responding to change faster. Working Agile enables them and their organizations to do so. With less time spent on meetings, less documentation, direct adjustment to market insights, faster time-to-market, higher customer satisfaction and higher employee engagement. Google, Amazon, Spotify, Barclays — they all went Agile. To become Agile,… Read More

The CEO as Change Marketeer

What if a 5 year old sends you a letter, saying your product line is lacking? And asks you to better cater to her wishes? It happened to Gap recently, when a girl complained that the girls section is full of “pink and princesses,” while she prefered “Superman, Batman, rock-and-roll and sports.” She advised Gap… Read More