OKR: The Formula for Agile Organizations

Without clear objectives Agile is good for nothing. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Until we implemented Agile to transform organizations around the world, experience had taught us that traditional project and objective management methodologies did not deliver the expected outcomes. In repeated diagnostics conducted in […]

Coaching for High Performance: Leaders develop leaders

Inspired by Fujio Cho, I learned from Toyota’s leaders their model of high performance coaching. The model is based on the core principle of leadership development to create the next generation of leaders. Eventually, after deploying the approach in different cultures and business environments, it has proven to be the most effective among the many […]

On a creative Agile enterprise

Innovating and adapting permanently to improve customer satisfaction. This is the organizational capability that empowers companies to lead the future. For responding to changing market and customer requirements, every employee must be aware of the problems and/or opportunities in his or her area of responsibility. Each problem also offers the chance to be innovative and […]

FLOW, the Kick of High-Performance

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Let’s illustrate how High Performance Organizations should NOT be like. The curtain opens… …teams working on repetitive, mechanized tasks, with predictable results, no collaboration between departments, no connection with the customers, no innovation and while doing their job the team members think about changing the course in their careers…” The title of the play? I, […]

On leaders: once upon a time there was human resources

Let’s talk about human and team development and (Agile) talent, work culture, the mission of work, and how leaders behave within HPOs (High Performance Organizations). These reflections will concern you, no matter whether you are a CEO, manager, department head, team leader or hold any other function the HR department has chosen to indicate your […]

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Driving self-reflection and Agile transformation

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Paradigms simply are psychological patterns, models, maps that help us not to lose direction in our life. Our paradigms can be useful and helps us develop our teams can even be life-saving if we make appropriate use of them. And this is something we can talk about thanks to our experience in Agile transformation. However, […]

Lessons from experimenting with Toyota TPS at the Gemba

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I’ve been privileged to live and sense the Toyota Gemba many times. At the Toyota Gemba, TPS (Toyota Production System) is the way people ‘think and act’ – in all aspects of the business. Its objective is to meet evolving customer needs by increasingly developing capable and engaged people.  By practicing and reflecting with senseis, […]

Learning Organizations are High Performance Organizations

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I recently ran into someone I’ve known for years. She is the director of Human Resources of an important company that is engaged in manufacturing and marketing of machine tools and learning at international level. As on all previous occasions, we talked about our work, the markets, the difficulties, and like always we came to […]

The courage to give up

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«Resilience is the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change and keep going or choose to give up in the face of adversity, so we emerge stronger, wiser and more able». I’m inspired that “choose to give up” is included in this definition of resilience. Choosing to give up can be stigmatized in […]