Being a strategic thinker, I’ve always loved the story that described the difference between leadership and management by using a metaphor of a team fighting their way through the jungle. Where the manager uses tactics to enable the team and the leader uses strategy to set the direction. In truth you need both.
What is the difference between continuous improvement and continuous innovation? Continuous improvement is learning from what we have done in the past and making deliberate beneficial changes to that ways we interact with customers, what we are creating for them, and how we work together to get things done. Continuous innovation is anticipating and predicting […]
Are we complicated ourselves? Do we use Tech for things that need a simpler response? In the way to Collision I ran into to someone other people while we were getting off the Subway. They invited me to share an Uber. I declined and jumped on the bus that arrived. Leaving them on the curbside waiting for their Uber.
There is more work to be done to channel girls into non traditional roles in STEM. And at the same time traditionally masculine roles can benefit from an injection of characteristics that are considered feminine. A great side effect of diverse teams.
This past winter I received a great piece of advice from an Agile Coach. It was not to get hung up on titles, to consider a gig based on whether or not you feel it will be a great learning opportunity for you. There can be very big differences in what a person with a given title does at one company as opposed to another.