Holiday Catalyst Conversations

Relaxed Climate? In our popular Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) 1 Workshop, we play a game in which participants identify the values of various culture types. One value that tends to find an interesting home is Relaxed Climate. In the ...

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More! Faster! Cheaper!

I bet you have been asked to either improve the productivity of your teams or justify your teams performance. How did you respond to that request? Did you hem and haw and talk about how hard they are working? Did you point to their ...

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Agile @ School

One of our community leaders, John Miller, has introduced agile in schools – increasing collaboration, self-direction and learning through team-based approaches.

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Leading through Complexity…

Over the past 100 years we have successfully engineered complicated outcomes – we put men on the moon, we successfully execute brain surgery, we construct 100+ story buildings, and we can travel across the globe without losing ...

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Sustained Impact

I received an email today from a client who was appreciative of the private Agile Leadership workshop we conducted back in June. He included a picture of one of the main hallways in their office, sporting all of the flip charts we ...

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Thank You Jana!

I would be remiss to exit this Thanksgiving weekend without one more Thank You! It takes a lot to run a company, even a small one like Trail Ridge. And while I am the face of this organization, and often get the bulk of the praise and ...

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Thank You!

Trail Ridge Consulting been in business for over 11 years (since August of 2005) with an unwavering mission – to help leaders improve business results through empowered high-performing teams focused on their customer’s ...

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Marginal Gains

In a recent Freakonomics podcast on “In praise of Incrementalism”, Stephen Dubner showcases how substantial change occurs incrementally over time, rather than big bang revolutions. He illustrates this through civil-rights ...

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Agile Leaders…

What do agile leaders do and how does this differ from traditional leadership? In one sense, you might consider agile leadership to be simply “good leadership” or “healthy leadership”. However, agile leadership ...

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Help Us Help Haiti

For the past 5 years, Trail Ridge Consulting has “adopted” Haiti as one of our key global outreach areas – as the country has continued to recover from the earthquake in 2010. Jana Zimmerman, our Outreach Catalyst at ...

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