Rob Lambert,  Founder of Cultivated Management.


Hi and welcome to Cultivated Management. My name’s Rob and I’m the voice behind Cultivated Management. I’ve spend two decades working in the tech industry as a tester, scrum master, agile coach and manager. I’ve built epic teams, epic software and helped others do the same. 

This career trajectory was only possible by learning my way through it, but as part of that success though, I also lost my way with the foundations in my life.

I would find myself checking work emails before saying speaking to my family in the morning. I would find myself thinking about work instead of enjoying time with my family. I would be stressed constantly, always on edge and short tempered. I was out of balance. My weight was all over the place and my health was on a fast road to destroying me.

Then, during a painfully bad depressive few months, I made the resolution to change. I had to fix myself. And that’s the journey I’m still on now.

I’m learning to balance the foundations of being a human being which is transforming me in to a better husband, father and manager. I’m hacking my body, my mindset, my management and my foundations to become a Cultivated Manager – a manager who grows, learns and becomes the best person they can be – in all aspects of my life. After all, your management will be no better than you as a person.

This blog is a collection of thoughts, ideas and insights that can help you learn your way to success and not burn out in the process.

I am the author of Remaining Relevant, The Employable Parent Brain and The Social Tester. I run an award winning Communication Workshop, do Keynotes, run Web Testing Basics and consult with companies to help them release agility and cultivate their agile management tier.

Cultivated Management is dedicated to providing ideas, information, knowledge and insights to help you develop into the cultivated manager you want to become.

I share ideas that are related to the Foundational pillars so you too can achieve staggering business results through learning to be a better manager and not burn out in the process;

  • Health and Longevity
  • Education
  • Relevance
  • Money
  • Cultural & Societal Impact
  • Effectiveness

About Cultivated Management

Through my years of managing, experimenting, hacking and cultivating myself I’ve found many tactics and strategies that work, and many that don’t. Truth be told I’m still trying to maintain the tensions across the Foundations and get it right.

What emerged from all of this was the idea of Cultivation; to grow, to nurture, to constantly tend to.

This is all good management is about – a never ending journey of learning to be better.

Our management is never more or less than the person we are. So to become a better manager we must become a better person.

Join me as I share what I’ve learned and continue to learn to help you to become the manager you want to be.

At the heart of Cultivated Management are three simple premises:

  1. The Cultivated Core focus of work (where to focus your energy at work)
  2. The Cultivated Foundations (the pillars, legs or basics of being alive)
  3. The Cultivated Principles (principles of good management)

I share a new post on this blog every Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri. I re-share Tuesday’s blog post on LinkedIn every Thursday. I post a new newsletter every Sunday evening.

I can also be found on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Cultivated Community

Cultivated Management was founded with an ambitious mission, but I also wanted to build a socially conscious business that gives back to the community.

This is why I donate 10% of all revenue at Cultivated Management, and my sister business Parent Brain, to charity.

I also offer a number of free training and coaching sessions for managers working in charitable or not-for-profit organisations.

5% of profits will always go to Naomi House. A charity for life limited children and their families. It’s a charity close to my heart. The other 5% goes to a different charity each year as below.

(completed) 2015 – Naomi House and Unicef

(completed) 2016 – Naomi House and Pencils of Promise

2017 – Naomi House and WWF

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