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Career Kaizen #7 – The Five Scrum Values

The Five Scrum Values This week we’ll explore the Scrum values a bit. Monday – Courage I share a story in my classes about courage. Some years ago, I and my family were visiting Yellowstone National Park. There are bears in Yellowstone, and when we first saw them, I was a bit nervous. I checked...

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Career Kaizen #6 – 5 Agile Sayings to Empower Team Success

5 Agile Sayings to Empower Team Success Monday – The Wisdom of And When I worked at BigVisible, one of their coach’s conference themes was “The Wisdom of And.” This is drawn from Jim Collins work when he talks about the wisdom of “and” and the tyranny of the “or”. The point is that there...

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Career Kaizen #5 – 5 Days of Leadership

5 Days of Leadership Monday – Level 5 Leadership Most agree leadership is important, but there are many definitions out there. Are you a leader? Do you have leadership in you? The ScrumMaster role is often described as a servant leader, so it’s worth some focused time on it. One of the classic business books...

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Career Kaizen #4 – 5 Ways to Make Real Change Happen

5 Ways to Make Real Change Happen Monday, It wasn’t easy – I had to change a LOT Difficult days are rewarding. The challenges you face are what make you better, more than what you were last week or last year. Imagine that you are observing some amazing team, better than any you’ve ever been...