Management or Leadership

How the West was lost to managerial totalitarianism

The first article in the series about how a totalitarian view of management has taken over the West.

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How the West was lost to managerial totalitarianism #2

The second article in the series about how a totalitarian view of management has taken over the West.

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How the West was lost #3, reclaiming

The third article in the series about how a totalitarian view of management has taken over the West.

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Leadership – on the other side of the fence

What are the differences between the Neo-Taylorist style of Management and Agile Lean Leadership.

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Reclaim and Proclaim

What can we do to reclaim the territory of management and change it into leadership. A proclamation of Agile Lean Leadership.

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Complexity

Complexity – the human condition

Complexity is the reason that we have work and organize us the agile and lean way, if we want good results. What is complexity really.

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Complexity once again: Liminal Cynefin

Some of the latest developments in complexity thinking makes the case for Agile Lean Leadership even stronger.

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From the Military

General Stanley McChrystal: Team of Teams

What can we learn from the unlikely source of the US Armed Forces. General McChrystal found out that he had to organize through Team of Teams, if he wanted to match the Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

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Guns and Roses

More inspiration from personalities in the US Armed Forces. All of them had to maneuver in highly complex situation and learn the hard way some of the lessons that we today build Agile Lean Leadership on.

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Ramblings

Agile in 60 Seconds

Our attempt to give a verbal elevator pitch about what the concept of “Agile” really means in just 60 seconds. We succeed quite well on this one

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How command and control works

In honor of the great artist and good guy Mort Walker, who passed away this year. His cartoon (“Beetle Baily” in English) portrays the absurdities in forgotten bureaucracies, in this case the US military.

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Agile Cards, Version 3.0

A new version of our popular Agile Cards has seen the light of day.

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Leadership round #2

The Attraction of Classic Hierarchies

A study in the motivation for so many people to seek acceptance in to the hierarchy of managers.

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Confessions of a Scrum Trainer

A acid/dripping, honest retrospective from a Scrum Trainer, reflecting on, as Kris Kristoffersen said, “If the going up is worth the coming down?”.

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The Leadership Cornerstones

Truth, service, trust and justice are the four cornerstones of leadership in our book. Feel free to disagree, but if you twist one of them it deserves another term.

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From Hierarchical Management to Agile Lean Leadership

Here is our latest epos about how to get the traditional hierarchy transformed to a moderne team-of-teams based style, what we call Agile Lean Leadership.

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Leadership – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This article distills the discussion about reasons for seeking higher positions in a organization down to three easy-to-understand reasons: The good, the bad and the ugly.

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Comments on media and events

 

You can lead a horse to water . . .

It may not want to, but sooner or later it will have to drink. In a recent departure from a decades’ long commitment to putting shareholders first, The Business Roundtable, a lobbying group representing America’s top CEOs, has finally recognized the societal impact of the stark imbalance between the “haves” and the “have nots”.

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