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Why using more perspectives will make you a better leader

In one of the management courses I deliver, as well as with the clients I coach, one of my favorite topics to cover is understanding perspectives. Participants often tell me this topic is one of their key takeaways. For me,...

/ January 16, 2017
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Why Leaders Need To Get More Co-Creative

Over the last few years of working with clients, it’s become clear to me that many leaders have difficulty co-creating with their teams. According to the annual Gallup poll, over 70% of the American workplace is disengaged. That is both...

/ January 8, 2017
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How learning by doing speeds up learning

In many companies, the focus on results creates environments where employees believe they cannot take time to learn something new or try something different to become more efficient. This belief also exists within organizations adopting Lean and Agile practices, even...

/ December 28, 2016
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The Silent Leadership Crisis

There is a silent leadership crisis going on right now in many workplaces around the world. The generation shift taking place in the market and the changing needs of the current workplace, including software development teams moving to Agile and...

/ December 1, 2016
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The distinction between compliance and engagement

The last few years I worked with a lot of teams as an agile coach in many different companies. I have come to notice there is a cycle teams seem to go through to become more cohesive. I also noticed...

/ September 29, 2016
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Management 3.0 from the bottom up

A few months ago, I delivered a Management 3.0 course for a group of people at one of my consulting clients. I had a mix of team leaders, directors, and general managers in the group. A few weeks after the course,...

/ June 23, 2016
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Who comes first: The consultant or the coach?

My professional career doing organization development and coaching work with my clients often requires me to play a dual role. There are times where I need to wear the hat of the consultant and others where I need wear the hat...

/ May 18, 2016
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Management 3.0 empowers teams!

With a lot of my clients, I see a familiar pattern: employees work in a command and control environment where they are told what to do. The power of these environments is so strong that employees are conditioned to do...

/ March 31, 2016
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Management 3.0 means energizing people!

In our current business world where there is great focus on always delivering results, it is important to continuously keep employees energized and motivated! How do we do that in a world where, according to a Gallup poll a few...

/ March 24, 2016
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Management 3.0 begins with Agile management

Are you working as a manager of an Agile team? Are you the director of a department or an executive looking to better understand your role in an Agile organization? If so, this post is for you! I hear many...

/ March 10, 2016