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How to help someone live up to more of their potential

Think of a time when you experienced a conversation that left you with a new perspective or perhaps an inquiry or you might have felt that something has shifted in you after that conversation. Maybe it helped you gain a new level of clarity or moved you to take action


Open Circle — Picture taken at World Open Space on Open Space (WOSNOS) — October 2019

My first Agile Coach Camp was in Atlanta back in 2013. That’s where I first experienced Open Space. I don’t recall exactly the sequence of events that led me there but I remember that the event was recommended by Paul Boos and we ended up going together. I also recall…


You cannot connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. ~Steve Jobs

When I reflect on my journey (so far), I see a motivation (or drive) of wanting to make an impact. I don’t think this is unique to me as I hear this frequently in…


And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself? ~Rumi

Have you ever heard of the streetlight effect? There are variations of this parable that gets told to demonstrate the streetlight effect.

Imagine you are walking down the street on a beautiful spring evening and you run into…


If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~African Proverb

Back in 2017, I participated in a #MobProgramming workshop with Woody Zuill and Llewellyn Falco. Woody explained Mob Programming as “ All the brilliant minds working together.”

The word “together” is very…


What is connection?

Brené Brown in her book Rising Strong defines connection as, “the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”

“Connection is the energy that exists between people when…


The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. ~Muhammad Ali

There comes a time in life where an evaluation is due. You might look back at the years past and reflect on what would have happened…


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Knowing your saboteurs is the first step managing them!

Have you ever played a game called Quoridor? The goal is to be the first player to move your pawn to any space on the opposite side of the game board from which it begins. …


AgileNOVA & OpenIDEO DC Design Lab at Capital One

It’s been several years since I stumbled upon the d school and the Virtual Crash Course. It was probably the first time I was introduced to Design Thinking. I later joined many Design Thinking and Human Centered Design open courses. …


I have yet to see an organization where what needs to be done is less than the time needed to get it done. The biggest problem I have seen over and over again is too many projects to work on and not enough time to get them done. Coming to…

salah

Human. Curious Learner. Teacher at heart. Passionate about enabling organizational agility and enhancing team capabilities.

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