“The moment a leader allows himself to become the primary reality people worry about, rather than reality being the primary reality, you have a recipe for mediocrity, or worse. This is one of the key reasons why less charismatic leaders often produce better long-term results than their more charismatic counterparts” Good to Great, Collins
In previous articles, we have talked about the Force which consists of great leaders, vision, product teams, tools and environment, let’s now discuss the principles behind the practices.
The dimensions that optimise Knowledge Work differ to those that optimise Manual Work:
Complex Work over Complicated Work.
Value, Flow, Quality over Cost, Time and Scope.
Culture over Processes.
Using the same terminology as the Agile Manifesto, although we value the statements on the right, we value the statements on the left more…
All great artists have their tools – Thor has a hammer; Captain America, a shield; Lara Croft, a bow; David Hasselhoff, Kit; Iron Man, a multi-functional suit; Michelangelo, a chisel; Yehudi Menuhin, a violin; Picasso, a paint brush; Ronaldo, a football; etc. These tools generally amplify the character of the user. They become an extension of the individual and as a result, the wielder can do significantly more than without them, a good quality tool is worth it’s weight in gold.