I lead from the heart, not from the brain. Which according to a Fastcompany article, which includes some great research conducted by the Institute of HeartMath, is exactly where leadership needs to be headed. We now know that the heart and the brain are in a constant two-way communication and that the heart sends more information […]
Agile has been all the rage in software development for many years now. Its popularity exists mostly among smaller teams that iterate quickly and release frequently. Agile software development promotes an environment of rapid feedback and continuous improvement. At its core, it helps teams ship fewer high quality features instead of shipping a bunch of […]
Are you a consultant, agile coach, or employee of a company? Lol. That’s all of you! Here’s the hard truth: You are not as effective as you possibly could be. I know first-hand what it’s like going into a company and not having the faintest clue as to what they are really like. Yes, I got […]
During one of my CSM classes, I was discussing with a student that her company still has office hours and they are “required” to be online at 9AM… In our new world, why is this still a thing? (Unless you actually have a meeting at 9AM… which changes the context)… I find it fascinating that […]
“As organizations (and societies) grow larger and more complex, the people at the top (whether managers or analysts) depend less and less on firsthand experience, more and more on heavily “processed” data. Before reaching them, the raw data – what actually goes on “out there” – have been sampled, screened, condensed, compiled, coded, expressed in statistical […]
Human capital is just one of an organization’s intangible assets. It is basically all of the competencies and commitment of the people within an organization i.e. their skills, experience, potential and capacity. Other examples of intangible assets include: brand, software, design, working methods and customer relationships. The human capital asset captures all the people oriented […]
Some of the most significant messages people deliver to one another often come in just three words. When spoken or conveyed, those statements have the power to forge new friendships, deepen old ones and restore relationships that have cooled.
Faulty thinking is part of life. We’re not perfect, nor do we think perfectly. It is, however, helpful to identify faulty thinking in our own mental processes. Sometimes, merely being aware of how we think can help us stay away from potential pitfalls in our logic.
There are moments where each one of us have wished for significant life change – this could be related to our current circumstances, our jobs, our vocations, our relationships, and even something about ourselves. Our constant desire for improvement and life change is a natural consequence of being human as all of us desperately want […]
If you’ve taken part in any of our Scrum classes, then you know we highly value the power of face-to-face communication. The emergent power of real-time collaboration allows us to uncover one of the most detrimental nuances of the work we do in software development: ASSUMPTION.
Viktor Frankl was an incredible human being, having survived the Holocaust and establishing logotherapy, a type of psychotherapy. His book, Man’s Search for Meaning, details his development of his theory around meaning and suffering.
Innovation begins with the heart… a heart of leadership The Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, released their findings that identify which organizations have the best leadership practices and what we can learn from them.