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Esther Derby
Author of 7 Rules for Positive Productive Change: Micro Shifts, Macro Results
Professional Summary
Esther draws on four decades of experience leading, observing, and living through organizational change. Esther started her career as a programmer, and quickly realized that while her job description referred to computers, her real work involved changing the way people worked, and supporting them though that process. In 1997, she founded esther derby associates, inc., and works with a broad array of clients from Fortune 500 companies to start ups. Her approach blends attention to humans and deep knowledge of complex adaptive systems.
What is a powerful retrospective
A talk with Esther Derby about what a retrospective really is and the role of the facilitator.
Jun 01, 2021
Agile Retrospectives
Explaining why retrospectives are the engine for team improvement, and a flexible framework to improve them.
Aug 15, 2010
Change with Esther Derby
A look at how to think about organizational change, how to start the process, and how to involve those impacted.
Sep 21, 2020
Change Artist Super Powers: Empathy
People don't change because of external demands, they change to save something of value. You can only find out what it is if you empathize.
Apr 24, 2017