Techniques

Mini Check-ins

In some ways, I’m really great at connecting and staying connected with people.  In other ways, I can easily let time slip too long between reconnecting with someone.  I find my most common patterns for this are when I rely…

At Home Work Balance

I’m a little mad at myself for having to post this.  But transparency is the game and 2020 has changed the rules. Over the past 5 years, I’ve worked really hard to find a good balance to the number of…

Bad Listening Habits

“Good Listener” Who hasn’t put this on their resume or referenced this as a skill they have?!  Now I’m slightly unique in that I own my accidental interrupting bad habits.  However, bad habits is not unique to me alone.  When…

Off the rails

This month, I was extremely lucky and honored to speak at the Agile Virtual Summit, hosted by Adam Weisbart.  First, let me say that Adam did an amazing job on this event from top to bottom:  marketing, communication, speakers, topics,…

Defensive Responses

I thought about posting today about the protests. I thought about posting today about some element of systematic racism that I’m still digging into to understand in all areas of my life including work. But I started thinking about the…

More Appreciation Please

“We often use the words “recognition” and “appreciation” interchangeably, but there’s a big difference between them. The former is about giving positive feedback based on results or performance. The latter, on the other hand, is about acknowledging a person’s inherent…

Liberating Structures (Drawing Together)

For a little while now, Liberating Structures has been the talk of the town in Agile.  For in depth information from Keith McCandless and Henri Lipmanowics, go to their website. Liberating Structures are easy-to-learn microstructures that enhance relational coordination and…