4. Mar, 2021

Manage the system, ...

Another great picture and quote provided by Leadership First

This Simon Sinek quote fits perfectly to the Jurgen Appelo statement and presentation - Manage the System, Lead the People - describing the future of e.g. Line management, Leaders, Managers, Supervisors, etc. in a world that is becoming more AGILE every day.

I see it the same way and try to deliver this message in my workshops around Agile Leadership. There will be the Agile roles - Scrum Master, Product Owner or Team member - and maybe Mentors for improving functional expertise or Coaches to develop talents in the work environment.

Due to my strong believe where this should be going I did select the Senior Program Manager role and did not look for a Manager position, as this has no long-term perspective anymore anyway  😉. You can even do the same work without the title, by being a role model and providing a helping hand, when requested. Yes, this is easier said than done, especially when you will be loosing your Manager position - nothing is as constant as change - so get ready for a personal change NOW.

As change needs a good trigger, maybe you can find something in the links below?

  • Visualizing the Happiest Country on Every Continent
  • INCIDENTAL COMICS: Why I Run
  • 50 Years of Gaming History, by Revenue Stream (1970-2020)
  • Visualizing the Massive Gender Pay Gap Across U.S. Industries
  • TED Playlist: How to learn from mistakes
  • International Women's Day - March 8, 2021
  • HOW ENERGY INCREASES, STRENGTH GROWS, AND THE SEDUCTION OF DOING EASY THINGS IS RESISTED
  • Women in Work Index 2021
  • The 3 Core Elements of an Innovation Ecosystem
  • Setting Boundaries for Remote-Friendly Teams