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Rite of Passage when Someone Changes Position

TL; DR When someone’s role changes this is, by definition, an event that changes someone’s social role in a group or groups. This is the perfect time to utilize a rite of passage to help with the ...

Offboarding the Last Rite of Success

TL; DR When a person leaves a company, everyone who worked with that person enters a transition period, and a time of uncertainty. This is true whether the persons departure was planned, unplanned...

Onboarding the First Rite of Success

TL; DR Hiring a new employee comes with a whole lot of uncertainty that most companies do not address well. Looking at our onboarding as a rite of passage can help us address this uncertainty and ...

Rites of Passage in the Workplace

TL; DR Rites of Passage help people transition through periods of uncertainty by both giving them a known and accepted routine to focus on, and by signaling to the individual and group that a chan...

Professional Spotlight Oksana

TL; DR Every now and then I run across a person who’s story is both captivating and important. Oksana, is one of those people. She is an exceptional human being, who’s passion for people is makes ...

Asking the Team

TL; DR I was asked to change my role to that of coach. I gave that decision to the team I would coach. It terrified me to do that, but it was worth it. Photo by Thibault Trillet from Pexels A...

What I learned from Agile Transformations

TL;DR Human systems are at best a complex system. When we try to change that system we need to respect that system and understand it. Making changes that focus on simple answers but ignoring the c...

Transformative Communication Second Edition

TL;DR Communicating is hard. It is harder when that communication is intended to have an impact on those who receive it. It is too easy to be too accommodating and lose the thread of intent. It is...

The Awesome Booklisp

TL; Dr Booklisp is a tool that makes managing your readme file easier and more dynamic. Photo by Ichad Windhiagiri from Pexels What is Booklisp? There are 4 types of open source (OO) softwa...

Project Sync

TL; DR I needed a tool to allow me to manage local Azure Git directories from the Terminal. So, I built it and am sharing it. What is Project Sync This is a tool born out of need. My team w...