From the diary of Gene Gendel's story

Life and Experiences

  1. Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself? Some fun facts and anecdotes from your life.
  2. Where are you from originally? What are some of your favorite memories as a child?
  3. How do you maintain the balance between your professional and personal life?
  4. What do you do to relax? Any therapy you would like to share?
  5. They say that first impressions last and are made in the first few seconds of meeting someone. What personal attributes convey a positive first impression to you?
  6. Which people helped you to get where you are today and what did they do for you?
  7. Often people find inspiration from great thinkers, writers and prolific people in history. What is your favorite quote and why is that quote noteworthy?
  8. Who or what inspires you?

Professional Career

  1. Can you briefly share your professional journey?
  2. What is your current role in the industry, and what are you aiming for in the future?
  3. Did your career turn out just the way you wanted it to?
  4. What impact has your educational background had on your professional activities?
  5. Can you share some of the interesting projects you are working on these days?
  6. You have had a varied career to date. Explain some of your proudest achievements?

Leadership Advice

  1. What advice would you give to anyone seeking a career in your industry?
  2. What advice would you give newbie entrepreneurs about being successful?
  3. In the Information Age, millennial s tend to be interested in leadership roles. Do you have any advice for millennial professionals starting their careers?
  4. In your opinion, what is the essential personality trait to consider when hiring an executive-level employee?
  5. What is your favorite book and can you explain what you like about it?
  6. What do you think about Executives Diary?

Gene Gendel's story

Life and Experiences Share Page

Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself? Some fun facts and anecdotes from your life.

Gene Gendel is an organizational design specialist, agile/lean coach and trainer, consultant and adviser to senior leadership.  Almost 15 of 20+ years of his professional experience  – Gene dedicated to working with companies of various sizes and lines of business, trying to help them improve internal dynamics, organizational structure and and becoming a better place to work.  Gene engages at all organizational levels: senior- and mid-level management, teams and individuals.  In his work,  Gene uses various methods, tools and techniques to amplify learning by others and to ensure that people gain autonomy after Gene “coaches himself out of the job”.

Gene is a proud member of the small elite community of Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coaches (CEC).  Today, he is the only CEC who resides in NY State.    Gene is also one of the co-creators of Team Level Coaching Certifications (CTC) program for Scrum Alliance.

Gene is a well-recognized blogger and publisher.   He  is the author of Adaptive Ecosystems: Collection of Independent Essays About Agility and co-author of:

Gene significantly contributes to global and local agile communities, where he influences people by running  workshops, webinars, seminars, panel discussions, lunch & learn, coaching retreats, professional gatherings and other events.  While teaching and coaching Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)  to organizations, Gene has built the biggest in world (today) LeSS meetup community that is used as a free educational hub about LeSS available to many people.

Gene’s industry recognized elevated credentials are:

Here is the list of areas of Gene’s professional focus:

  • Organizational/System design
  • Enterprise-wide, scaling agile solutions and frameworks
  • Promoting System over Local Optimization
  • Moving companies away from Skinnerian Behaviorism
  • Converting Taylorian Corporate Culture to Kaizen
  • Educating about Motivation/Rewards/Incentives
  • Adaptive (Agile) Product Ownership and Management
  • Adaptive (Agile)/Flexible Budgeting and Rolling Forecasts
  • Coaching Sr.Leadership, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Teams
  • Implementing Agile frameworks: Scrum, Kanban
  • Mentor to Coaches