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Leading an Effective Retrospective

The ability to self-reflect is powerful, but the capacity to act on those observations is a potent lever that can take your team to the next level. This article provides tips and thoughts for your consideration when leading a retrospective. However, it will always be up to you (and your team) to bring context, guts, and humbleness to practice continuous improvement.

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Daily Stand-Up Demystified – Help your team kick …. challenges out of the way

As organizations dabble with the idea of starting Scrum or Agile one of the 1st things implemented is the daily stand up. This is with good reason – it is a powerful tool and, on the surface, takes little effort (just 15 minutes a day!). If you’re thinking of instituting the daily stand up with your team you should ask yourself 3 questions:

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Algorithms to Lead By – Decentralized Decision Making, Exploration, and Exploitation

Leadership is about much more than control – it is about using situational behavior to exert influence in a manner that achieve beneficial outcomes. It is about getting the most out of the resources you have available to you. In a world that continues to value data more and more by the day, every manager has a powerful but underutilized tool at their disposal – algorithms. Each team member is a unique algorithm capable of processing data in a...

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Agile – Empower Business By Treating The Human Condition

We like to think of ourselves as rational beings. The truth is - as humans we are more irrational than we like to admit. Even when provided knowledge, studies, and evidence, it is in our nature to act in shortsighted and inconsistent ways. Neither of these traits are conducive to running “good business”. In a technology driven and globalized world the need to address this issue is becoming ever more important. The Agile mindset helps individuals avoid the often...

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