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When I was in Washington for the Agile Alliance 2015 conference I met up with Craig Smith and Christopher Avery for a podcast (unfortunately for me half way through). It was my first real introduction to the Leadership Gift and Responsibility Model. I had heard Craig talk to about the Leadership Gift a few times …

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  A North Korean Architect was commissioned to draw a futuristic version of North Korea with zero limits on both financial feasibility or even structural integrity. The result? In what seems straight out of a 1963 ‘The Jetsons’ episode, the architect seemed to produce drawing after drawing stuck in an era of decades past. Simplistic treehouses, ancient decor …

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Recently reading Dan Pink’s Drive, I was mesmerised by a statement of leadership type classifications. I wondered whilst reading it if there was a way to short cut the interview process to get the right type of leader by asking the following question: We believe here at <Company X> that people fundamentally dislike work and …

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It is highly regarded among many in the Agile community that: One of the most common causes of Agile transformational failure is due to either the lack of focus on or lack of effective change of the middle management layer. One of the more common successes of Agile transformations is when small, incremental or evolutionary change is …

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The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex with hundreds of affiliated museums. The Stoosonian is much the same but switch up museum with people and thought leaders. It could be the collective noun for people focussed on building such a network focussed on leadership in the same guise that the Agile Alliance …

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Ideagoras. A beautiful word, but even more beautiful when you get to the substance of it. In Greece, 600BC an agora  was an open place of assembly where trade occurred. In today’s world trade is big business and the growing trend of this business is shifting to the Internet at break-neck speeds. The agora was the political heart of …

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