Steve is the author 8 books including The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management. He’s a former director of the World Bank. Steve is a contributor to Forbes Magazine, and leads The Learning Consortium for the Creative Economy.
Don is a friend and mentor to me, and a valued member of the agile community. He has contributed to multiple books including: CENTER ENTER TURN SUSTAIN: ESSAYS IN CHANGE ARTISTRY, READINGS FOR PROBLEM-SOLVING LEADERSHIP, and AMPLIFY YOUR EFFECTIVENESS. He co-teaches one of the top agile and leadership workshops available – Coaching Beyond the Team – with Esther Derby.
In this episode you’ll discover:
- Agile as a mindset vs Agile as a set of tools and processes
- What the only valid purpose of an organization is…
- Why it’s important for every person in an organization to have line of sight to the customer
Links from the show:
- Learn more about Steve at stevedenning.com
- Steve Denning’s resignation from the BOD of the Scrum Alliance
- HBR.org Embracing Agile
- What’s Missing in the Agile Manifesto: Mindset
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Want to hear another podcast about the life of an agile coach? — Listen to my conversation with Zach Bonaker, Diane Zajac-Woodie, and Amitai Schlair on episode 39. We discuss growing an agile practice and how coaches help create the environments where agile ideas can flourish.
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