Category: Servant Leader


Per Aspera Ad Astra – Agile 2015 Review

After a couple of weeks of much needed vacation, I am finally getting around to capturing my experience at Agile 2015! In a few words it was motivational, energetic, and I felt at home (my tribe). I am still riding my Agile <Insert Year> High and not looking forward to what...


Coaching Agile Teams Workshop in DC this May

Excella Consulting is honored to announce a partnership with the Agile Coaching Institute (ACI) to bring their “Coaching Agile Teams” workshop back to the DC/Metro area. We will be hosting the workshop from May 13th to 15th in Excella’s newly expanded training area. Everyone that we know that has attended...


Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

I recently read a great article in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) called “Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail.” It walks through 8 steps (see below) that lead to transforming and then the 8 most common errors that halt change in its tracks. John Kotter, the author, provides some great...


Collection of Agile-related Resources

Below is a collection of resources that I have found very useful while on my agile journey. Please drop a comment if you have some other resources that have helped you. Books I have read (HR – Highly Recommend, R – Recommend) (HR) The Scrum Filed Guide: Practical Advice for your...


Servant Leadership Video

I recently attended a Boy Scout leadership program called Wood Badge. If you are in scouts and volunteer or plan to, I highly recommend this course. Parts of it were transformative for me. At the course they showed a video on Servant Leadership that really moved me and I thought it...

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