Thursday, June 27, 2024

The Art of War with Si Alhir

Si Alhir joins me to discuss Sun Tzu's The Art of War, its application in transformation work, and the naturalness and unity found within its wisdom. We explore the concept of taking whole, the relationship with the environment, and the role of the Sage Commander. Si shares personal experiences and insights, emphasizing the transformative power of the Art of War. The conversation delves into the concept of enlightened leadership and the application of the principles from 'The Art of War' in organizational transformation. It explores the distinction between an enlightened ruler and a wise general, the importance of psychological safety, and the shift from a vicious ego-based reality control cycle to a virtuous eco-based reality navigation cycle. The conversation concludes with a powerful story of using the ordinary and the extraordinary to transform toxic organizational dynamics.

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Monday, June 17, 2024

Did Coaching Kill Agile? with Sandra Cain and Jeff Leach

Is Agile dead? If so, whodunnit? 

Jeff Leach and Sandra Cain join me for a conversation about how "coaching" has impacted Agile and whether its actually dead or it really just needs a hug and a stern talking to and maybe a time-out.

Links from the intro

Certified Scrum Product Owner July 1-2, 2024 (Use PRIOR50 to get $50 off the list price)
Dave's upcoming classes:
The Art of War for Collaboration:
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