Techniques

Exercise: Non-Visual Counting

One of my primary speaking sessions lately is centered around helping people start learning through experiencing and not being told.  I’ve enjoyed this session and the results so much that I’m going to do a series of posts that highlight…

Symbol

Since the start of my career, I have always had small physical symbols that helped me remember various things. Honestly, for a very long time, I pretended that I didn’t do this.  However, as I’ve witnessed this technique help others…

Exercise: Fast Clapping

One of my primary speaking sessions lately is centered around helping people start learning through experiencing and not being told.  I’ve enjoyed this session and the results so much that I’m going to do a series of posts that highlight…

Post-it Final Post

I may have a theme starting for my final post of the year…post-it related present: Ready? Post-It has actually designed their packaging solution by providing a perforated lined down the middle. So how can you open a Post-It pack without struggling…

Random Games

At a recent meeting, Ellen Grove offered a quick game for the team to play before we dived back into agenda items.  The game was Happy Salmon.  This is a super simple game:  Get rid of your cards first by…

LeSS Training Reflections

I took the 3 day LeSS class with Bas Vodde.  As I had read their latest book, my motivations for taking the course were to learn more of the “stories/reasons behind the practices/rules” and LeSS class reflections from one of…

What was memorable?

A while back I posted about my struggle with remembering names…well, I have a new response that works wonders! At Agile2017, I was chatting with several people in the hallway of the hotel.  They were sitting having drinks and I…

What do you see?

One of my favorite feedback comments that I frequently receive is centered around helping people see various perspectives in situations.  I fully embrace that perceptions do not always align with intentions. I fully embrace that people are doing the best in…

Keynote Ideas

I was extremely honored to be asked to keynote Agile Midwest in October.  First and somewhat unrelated to this post…but deserves to be called out: Their approach for the week is pretty ideal. During Agile Week in St. Louis you can…