Your Culture Is What’s on Your Walls
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Your Culture Is What’s on Your Walls

Three colleges, in three states, in three days. We were on a trip to find the right college for my daughter Ally. But how could we know what was the right fit for her? Or, similarly, how do you choose the right job? How does your company attract talent in a competitive marketplace? Some of...

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5 Quick Wins from our Student Coaching Calls

5 Quick Wins from our Student Coaching Calls Based on some questions and answers from our student coaching calls, I thought it’d be good to share some quick wins from the conversations about Scrum and agile that we’ve had with students. Does leadership know what agile is and how Scrum works? If you’ve been to Scrum Master...

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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...

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Career Kaizen #3 – Your Culture

Your Culture Monday – Your Cultural Context This week we’ll be looking at your cultural context. A mentor once told me “People trump process, but politics trumps people”, and for the business, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” So, what is your company culture? And what does that mean to you? The technology innovation adoption curve...