It has always amused me when people – usually men – say their company or team ‘eats their own dog food’.
Street Cred I’ve been in the software development industry for 21 years, using agile software development practices and principles for 14 years to actually deliver software.
Beware the language of powerlessness How often have you heard any of these phrases or perhaps used them yourself: “Don’t rock the boat” “Pick your battles” “Keep your head down” “That is how stuff works around here” “These things take time” Within and outside the organisations I work with, I hear over and over again the language of powerlessness – the language of C.Y.A – Cover Your Ass, the language of the status quo.
As I searched the web for images to use for my recent post on “I want to work with you, not for you”, I search google for “work for us” and for the term “work with us”.
If this arrived in your inbox in response to a ‘job’ ad, how would you respond – if you even bothered to?
I read the post that Fab.com’s CEO – Jason Goldberg – published on his Tumblr site and I sought and failed to find a way to comment directly on the post.
Following my successful and very insightful 6-week free remote coaching experiment, I am delighted to introduce a new service that is primarily designed for passionate companies who are committed to getting incrementally better – whatever better means for them – and who have tired of the buzzword bingo that is costly and generally ineffectively applied.