Tag Archives: Employee Satisfaction

Taking a Timeout in Agile!

By Brian Lucas This one is for Denise.  See I told you so! “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” –Sydney J. Harris Don’t be misled! Agile methods are mainstream! Forrester Research reported in 2010 … Continue reading

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Your not agile if you are just parroting!

By Brian Lucas The one is for my friend RC, who has gone through life helping more people than anyone can count! “Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true.” – H. … Continue reading

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Promote Ideas Not People!

This one is for all the entrepreneurs who have the sense and the courage to reinvent the enterprise and build a better future for everyone without exploiting the workforce in amassing undeserved wealth. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss … Continue reading

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Agile CEOs Cannot Ignore Toxic Managers

By Brian Lucas Dedicated to someone lost long ago, taken by the angels all too soon, because she was one of them! “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an … Continue reading

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An Agilist’s Manifesto of Friendship!

By Brian Lucas This one is for Jack! Agile runs on confidence, confidence is built on trust, trust is built on friendship.  Agile enterprises built on any other foundation are houses of cards ready to collapse at the slightest pressure. … Continue reading

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Brainstorming your way to being agile

By Brian Lucas This one is dedicated to Shakia, who would have inspired Byron beyond her physical beauty with the sublime nature of her self-sacrifice. “The enterprise that does not innovate inevitably ages and declines.  And in a period of … Continue reading

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Excerpts from: BUILDING A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT: THE IMPORTANCE OF SENIOR LEADERSHIP

By Brian Lucas This is the fifth in a series of excerpts from white papers I am posting due to the gracious generosity of Katie Iorio-Martin in response to the enthusiastic requests for more information by many of her interview readers. … Continue reading

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Excerpts from: ENHANCING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: THE ROLE OF THE IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR

By Brian Lucas This is the fourth in a series of excerpts from white papers I am posting due to the gracious generosity of Katie Iorio-Martin in response to the enthusiastic requests for more information by many of her interview readers. … Continue reading

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A Natural Agilist Proves the Value of Theater

By Brian Lucas Josh Neth is the exceptionally talented artistic director of the Allentown Public Theatre.  Josh is marvelously outspoken and passionate about the Theater.  He is a remarkably eloquent and intelligent person and to converse with him is a … Continue reading

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Excerpts from: EMOTIONAL DRIVERS OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

By Brian Lucas This is the third in a series of excerpts from white papers I am posting due to the gracious generosity of Katie Iorio-Martin in response to the enthusiastic requests for more information by many of her interview readers. … Continue reading

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Excerpts from: THE DYNAMICS OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

By Brian Lucas This is the second in a series of excerpts from white papers I am posting due to the gracious generosity of Katie Iorio-Martin in response to the enthusiastic requests for more information by many of her interview readers. … Continue reading

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A Natural Agilist Practices What She Preaches

By Brian Lucas Katie Iorio-Martin is the Franchise President and CEO; Partner of Dale Carnegie Training for Southeastern Pennsylvania located at 2000 Valley Forge Circle, Suites 119 & 120 King of Prussia, PA 19406.  She has been involved with Dale … Continue reading

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True Agile Managers make one feel good

By Brian Lucas This one is for JPD! “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  – Maya Angelou Those of us in business … Continue reading

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Sailing in an Agile Ship with Vision and Knowledge to Guide You

By Brian Lucas Dedicated to Joseph P. Wisdo (1951-2013) Colleague, Friend and Humanitarian “Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them … Continue reading

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A Natural Agilist Returns to His Roots

By Brian Lucas George Santos is the epitome of the rising tide of executives leaving the large corporate world.  They are striking out on their own to become the foundation of a new emergent business economy.  They represent a new … Continue reading

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Life in the C – Lane will surely make you lose your mind

By Brian Lucas “Life in the fast lane, surely make you lose your mind.  Life in the fast lane, everything all the time.” – the Eagles Just like the title of the Eagles classic tune, “Life in the fast lane”, life … Continue reading

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A Natural Agilist Finds a Home with Main Line Health’s “Healthy” Agile Organization

By Brian Lucas Main Line Health is a shining star of agility in Southeastern Pennsylvania’s health care industry.  In fact, it is one of the most progressive health care organizations in the country.  Main Line Health is not a small enterprise; … Continue reading

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Interviews with a Natural Agilist

By Brian Lucas “Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.” – Marcus Aurelius “When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to … Continue reading

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HCM, HIM and Agile are Perfect Together

By Brian Lucas In the recent past, I was asked to address the subject of human capital management, the emergence of human interaction management and their effect on agile.  The fact is that the people element in the system is … Continue reading

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Why CEOs Fail in Today’s Agile Business Environment

By Brian Lucas “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin CEOs have always come in all flavors … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Companies – A glimpse of life in an agile business versus a non-agile enterprise.

By Brian Lucas “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin If you look at the history of people and progress, you’ll see three types of people: those who are … Continue reading

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