“Confronting the Problem Without Confronting the Person”

If your objective is to achieve a goal, deliver results, hit a deadline, deliver a product, then when there are problems, you should try your best to lead the conversation to focus on the problem and not the person. (Of course if you really think the problem is the person, bookmark this newsletter, and read… Continue reading “Confronting the Problem Without Confronting the Person”

What Kills Our Team’s Creativity?

Our opinions. Including our “just a thought” “just my 2 cent” opinions. According to science, the “information gap theory of curiosity” discovers that in order for humans to want to search for more, to push forward, we need a little gap between what we know and what we don’t know. Because this special gap invites… Continue reading What Kills Our Team’s Creativity?

Run Agile Meetings

So much has been written about meetings.  There is 1 goal from having meetings – reduce confusion.  Yea, some calls it alignment or whatever but I prefer the word confusion. It is precise. Specifically, confusion stems from these questions:DOES EVERYONE KNOW…  – What the goals are?– Why the goals are the way they are? –… Continue reading Run Agile Meetings

Make Meetings Suck Less

It’s Monday, the day of endless meetings. You will be enduring meetings and someone is going to be enduring your meetings. You are the conductor of your meetings. Let’s #bossbetter and make this week the week our meetings begin to suck marginally less. 1. ‍Getting everyone up to speedWe often spend way too much time… Continue reading Make Meetings Suck Less