The Dominant Leader Fallacy

There’s nothing quite like the pressure of assuming organizational leadership for the first time in a professional capacity. And, seriously, I mean in a professional capacity — I’m not talking about being voted captain of the freshman basketball team or student government something. Non-professional leadership scenarios are akin to poker Continue reading

How to Get Your Company to Stop Killing Cats

We humans are creatures of routine, and there’s some kind of emergent property of groups of humans that makes us, collectively, creatures of rut. This is the reason that corporations tend to have a life trajectory sort of similar to stars, albeit on a much shorter timeline. At various paces, Continue reading

Agile: False Hope and Real Promise

I went shopping for jeans last weekend, which was, as always, somewhat of an aggravating experience. It’s not just jeans, but, really, any wearable thing: shoes, work shirts, belts, even socks. The source of my irritation is the fact that I can’t simply replace items I have that are worn Continue reading