10 Take Aways From the Bush Years

Trying to gather what I can from Bob Woodward’s column in the NYTimes, 10 Take Aways From the Bush Years. Basic management advice extracted the hard way from the record of our first MBA president. Among the lessons:

  • insist that everyone speak out loud in front of the others, even — or especially — when there are vehement disagreements
  • foster a culture of skepticism and doubt
  • insist on strategic thinking
  • embrace transparency
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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.