As someone who has many years of experience as both a project manager and a scrum master I can say with authority that letting go of control of a team is one of the hardest things I’ve had to do in my career. Another equally difficult thing to to allow a team to fail. Failure […]
“Wow! My calendar is packed with meetings, with many of them overlapping. I don’t have time to do anything else.” Does this sound familiar? It’s a part of the historical Capital One culture that reduces our personal job satisfaction, cuts down on productivity, and extends timelines, and makes pulling folks together for a meeting a […]
This is a sketchnote from Guy Winterbotham’s talk on the steps to get a team from “The Circus of the Damned” to a place of healthy conflict where innovation and ideas flourish. The link to Guy’s slideshare is here.
Ink scares me. All mistakes are visible. If I share something with mistakes people will think less of me. I’m coming to grips with my nervousness using a rule from Open Space as a mantra. “Whatever was supposed to happen did.” Accept that every mark made was supposed to happen. This doesn’t mean that you […]
Unbox. Roll. Compose. That’s pretty much it. Oh, you have to compose a haiku using only the words that are face-up on the 63 cubes when you roll them and the haiku has to be around a theme (there’s a cube for themes). Take out the theme cube and you have a great and creative […]