Ian Pestelos

Sometimes we go to work like zombie leaders — go through a routine of sitting in meetings, reading and criticizing reports, making orders.

But often what our teams, stakeholders, customers, the organization would need from us is what only we can do — making tough decisions, taking bold actions, driving the strategy forward.

We need to be clear what our value proposition is for whom, and why.

How might we lead with impact? Each Monday, we begin with a thought-provoking question to frame your agile leadership and coaching work for the week so you can lead with courage, create an impact, and #MovetheAverageUp

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No you don’t need that new running shoes to start running more.

No you don’t need that new air fryer to start eating healthy food.

No you don’t need that annual gym membership to start exercising.

No you don’t need that new laptop to start writing your blog.

No you don’t need that agile certification to start coaching teams.

Stop starting with the shiny new tools.

Just begin where you are with what you have.

You have everything you need.

You are enough.

Fuck it, just do it.

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“Agile” is a buzz word that gets thrown around too loosely without understanding what it is about. For professionals outside software engineering, it can also be either quite intimidating or, more often, confusing.

In this video, I attempt to provide a simple baseline definition and an abstraction of the 4 agile values so you can interpret it to where you need to use it, whether in IT or non-IT contexts.

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Ian Pestelos

Ian Pestelos

Driving organizational excellence through strategy design, management systems, and agile leadership