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Today, Santa is highlighting how important it is that you take care of yourself.
🎄 Give yourself the space you need
🎄 First put on your own oxygen mask
🎄 It's not about the time you spend in the office
🎄 It's about the value you create for your clients
🎄 As a leader, make sure everyone on your team takes time for themselves
I have some amazing elves in my workshop they work really really really really really hard. I am just in awe with their skills, with the commitment, with their drive, with their passion but sometimes they work too hard. Sometimes they push themselves a little bit too much and I can see the temperature rising. I can see the frustration. I can see the anguish and the the urgency sort of leaking out of their bodies and how they stand and how they sit and how they talk. This to me is a warning. This to me means, as Santa, as a leader, I'm not ensuring that they're taking enough time for themselves. That they're creating enough quiet time to reflect. That they're not taking enough time away from the office. I don't care if you're in the office eight hours a day. This is not what it's about. It's about getting value created for our clients. Getting great products, great toys out into the marketplace and to do that we all need to be healthy ourselves. These toys are about helping children and adults in some cases grow and develop and understand themselves. How can we do that? How can we ask them to do that if we can't do that ourselves. So look after your own mental health because 2023 is going to be a great year so you need that energy you need that enthusiasm and at the end of the year you need to be fully alert, alive, and enjoying yourself. So take the space, put your own oxygen mask on first, keep that in mind as you come towards Christmas, time of great pressure. But also keep that in mind throughout the whole year. Great talking to you, next one tomorrow.
Agile Santa has agreed to exclusively present his wisdom and advice with humor to all agilists in the world this year via piplanning.io.
Beginner / Intermediate
Dec 24, 2022
CEO & Founder PEDCO AG, Chief Methodologist Applied SAFe
Creator of the product Applied SAFe. Started to program for money at the age of 14. Ex-professional sportsman with a passion for software and a knack in engineering. 30+ years working experience with 50+ publications. SAFe SPC since 2011, Agile (XP) since 1999. Happy father and married to a wonderful woman.
Head of Product, SPC5
Silvio is a certified SAFe® Program Consultant and as Head of Product at Rentouch responsible for the innovation of piplanning.io.
Business and Agile Leadership Coach
Shane is a business focused change agent, specialising in enterprise level digital Lean/Agile transformations. More than 17 years consulting experience across a variety of industries from pharma to banking Shane is a specialist when it comes to context and culture-specific transformations.
Ian J Franks
SAFe® 5 Program Consultant & RTE
Ian has a deep knowledge of Scrum, Kanban and Scaled Agile, and 30 years’ experience in international IT Transformation Programs. He is a successful PO, SM & RTE and as a Consultant/Trainer he coaches his clients develop a strong Agile Mindset that delivers real change and measurable improvements.