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20
MAY
2019

An Ocean of Plastic – #FrameworksForSocialGood

On March 18th, the body of a curvier beaked whale was retrieved from Davao Bay in the Philippines. The cause of death – starvation and dehydration as a result of ingesting ninety pounds of nylon rope, plastic bags, and other plastic objects found stuffed in the animal’s...
18
DEC
2014

The Fearless Journey at Scrum Day Oviedo 2014

On December 13th, I gave my very first keynote address for the very first Scrum Day event in Spain – Scrum Day Oviedo.  And not to be one to avoid a significant challenge, the entire sixty-minute talk was in Spanish!  The organizer was a good friend and colleague of mine,...
27
MAY
2014

What Are You Afraid of at Work?

In Scrum, one of the core values is Courage – strength in the face of adversity.  In my consulting work, I often find that a lack of courage is what holds many organizations back from adopting Scrum and delivering phenomenal outcomes.  So what does fear look like in the...
03
MAY
2014

Four Cities in Spanish Tour for Look Forward Consulting

San Diego, CA May 3, 2014 – Look Forward Consulting and Spanish partner, estratecno, have announced a Spring tour of Spain between the dates of May 7th to June 5th.  Carlton Nettleton will make stops in fours cities – Madrid, Badajoz, Sevilla and Valencia – and...
18
FEB
2014

Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas

In a recent conversation with a friend and colleague, she mentioned that while many people leave a Certified ScrumMaster course energized and eager to implement Scrum they lack the tools to be effective in supporting change.  As someone who teaches this course, I asked her what...
18
NOV
2013

No Points for Bugs

To start this post, I want to share a bit of dialogue between two characters in the 1987 movie The Princess Bride after their repeated attempts to foil the main character (in this case, after cutting a rope he was climbing).  This esoteric reference  demonstrates how completely...
03
SEP
2013

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High

Crucial Conversations is one of the most influential books on both my personal and professional life and I am so happy to share it with all of you.  Back in 2007, my mentor enrolled me in a two-day Crucial Conversations course and I was not happy.  I thought it would be a...
18
MAY
2013

Spring Training Tour of León, Madrid, Barcelona and Gibraltar

San Diego, CA May 18, 2013 – Look Forward Consulting and Spanish partner, estratecno, will be launching a Spring training tour across Spain beginning May 28th and concluding June 12th.  Carlton Nettleton will be visiting four cities and offering public Certified ScrumMaster...
05
MAR
2013

Consulting vs. Coaching vs. Contracting

My  response to a 2010 article by Scott Bellware got me thinking about why I really do not like the term “coach” to describe what I do with my clients and customers.  In my mind, consulting, coaching and contracting are very separate concepts and would like to examine...
03
DEC
2012

Introducing the Summary

October was a very exciting and very challenging month for me since I got to spend a month in one of my favorite locations – Spain.  One of the more interesting insights that came out of that experience was to see how much nonessential information I have been communicating...