Low employee engagement and morale have placed many workforces in a tenuous position.Good, hardworking people are finding alternative places of employment as their tolerance for dysfunctional organizations is evaporating. This is happening for a variety of reasons, but demoralization from poor management and a lack of vision, direction, and purpose are typically cited as the primary causes.
Excerpt from the Introduction
Len Lagestee has been really building a following over at Illustrated Agile. He blogs about many topics that Agile enthusiasts are interested in. When I saw Len had written a book I knew I wanted to get a copy of it. Becoming a Catalyst: Using Everyday Interactions to Accelerate Cultural Change was released last June. As you can see from the excerpt from the Introduction Len begins by detailing The Glaring Need for change. Len tells us why we need Scrum Masters to lead change for many organizations.
He uses the analogy of a journey to show how the Scrum Master can lead change. Len starts out the first two chapters preparing Scrum Masters for their journey. He motivates us to get started and encourages us to complete the task with a lot of energy.
The Need for a Catalyst
Finding your Spark
The Spark of Possibility
- An Attitude of Renewal
- An Attitude of Serving
- An Attitude of Building Confidence
- An Attitude of Creating Connections
- An Attitude of Constant Collaboration
- An Attitude of Keeping the Beat
- An Attitude of Continuous Learning