I’m on cloud nine. I was nominated to this year’s Brickell Key Award. For those of you who don’t know what that is, Brickell Key Award is the way of honoring people that have shown leadership and contributions in Lean Kanban community. I wouldn’t fancy the award that much if not the list of people who won it during previous years: Jim Benson, David Joyce, Arne Roock, Russel Healy, Richard Hensley and Alisson Vale
There’s another part of the story. I’m simply honored to be in the company of Jabe Bloom, Yuval Yeret, Hakan Forss, Chris Shinkle and Troy Magennis as the nominees. In fact, my humility suggests me to question whether I even belong to this splendid pack.
I’ve never been a part of Lean Kanban community for material gains as I still (happily) sit on practitioner’s side of the fence and use occasional consulting gigs mainly as a way of sharpening the saw. It gives me comfort of straight talking, as I’m not trying to sell anything to anyone. Probably if you read my writings, heard me speaking at events or simply talked with me you know what attitude I’m taking about. After all whenever learning something new last thing you want is a rosy picture.
My hope would be that my efforts helped you and your teams understand what Kanban is and how to implement it successfully. If it was so and you want to share some of the love this is the right time let know the selection committee (or simply leave a comment under the post which is awesome too).
By the way, if you want to share some hate because I misled you or something, that is fine too. I love critical feedback, and it’s definitely helpful for the selection committee as well.