Now my honesty about such an event may be considered career limiting or perhaps a sign of madness, however Agile principles teach us about honesty, trust, respect and courage – I choose to be honest in keeping with what I’ve always preached.
It came to a crunch for me on a sunny morning in one of the most beautiful parts of England. I stood frozen in terror with a buggered iphone, a most intense fever and a stomach that mimicked Niagara falls.
I was sick, months of tummy terror which saw me turn down a dream Pig role came into play and that was it. Over. My body told me I needed a break.
On a positive note the ensuing hiatus has finally gave me space and time to catch up with folks I kept missing due to travelling
– or being ill. I noticed that my work type facebook friends are all people I worked directly with.
Those were the people I had a relationship with and continued to collaborate with, have dinner with or chat to depending on locations. All of our programs/projects had a clear vision and value – plus all delivered successfully.
I thought some more. I was a Pig on all of these great experiences! I even walked away from a few of those fun roles when I felt my usefulness had been reached and because I could. These folks really got the honesty, trust, respect and courage. I felt empowered in those roles more than any others.
Here I come farmyard … back to Pig-dom.