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Random Thoughts on Leadership and Life

Stories from helping organizations embrace New Ways of Working

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman recently announced that she wants everyone to work at the office saying, “During this critical turnaround period, HP needs all hands on deck”. Although it’s not an outright ban, like the one Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced back in February, she is still sending a very clear message to employees. The...

In a recent study done by the Danish National Research Centre for the Working Environment among 14,940 Danish employees including 712 in Management positions, they found that Managers are considerable happier with their work than employees without management responsibilities. The study concludes that 83% of the managers feel they get a large degree of joy...

I am fascinated by the application of Agile principles to non-software development disciplines. I find myself doing it constantly and often with great success. This post is about how we revitalized our project management team meetings by applying simple Agile principles like collaboration, value-driven prioritization, embracing change, etc. Before discussing the details a little background...