At the heart of a learning organization is a shift of mind – from seeing ourselves as separate from the world to connected to the world, from seeing problems as caused by someone or something “out there” to seeing how our own actions create the problems we experience.

Peter M. Senge (The fifth discipline)
Woman in crowd holding shiled "We are better than this"

Autonomy, self-direction, self-management, self-organization are great goals. But you can’t force people into that either.
Therefore, the primarily role of an Agile leader in an Agile organization is to empathize with what people need in the current context and help them grow.

Mike Beedle

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

George Bernard Shaw

every employee must be #honest,
every leader must be #humble,
every attitude must be #human,
and an organization will be #healthy

Harald Dietrich

"People have forgotten this truth," the fox said. "But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose."

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Trust is like a paper - once it is crumbled it can't be perfect again.


There is no certification for #agile, like there is no certification for #democracy.

Harald Dietrich

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

T. S. Eliot

To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.

Lao Tzu

Today I will do what others won't and tomorrow I can do things that others can't.

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.

Rollo May

In the marathon of life, there is no finish line.

Bill Courtney

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

Mother Teresa

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life... have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Steve Jobs

If you'd like to achieve something special, add diversity and bet on the unexpected.

Harald Dietrich