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Our friends at it-agile gave you and me a Christmas gift. It’s a letter from Santa about his lost sleigh, and it starts like this…

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  Whether you have read The Responsibility Process or not, you’ll likely enjoy this interview. Why? Igor prepared.

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If you care about personal, team, and organizational agility, run—don’t walk—to buy Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success. Author Amr Elssamadisy has a rich background helping companies adopt agile practices. Amr has worked with Thoughtworks and Valtech (where … Continue reading

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This article, New Breed of Business Gurus Rises, in Monday’s Wall Street Journal says that 3 of the top 5 business gurus are focused on issues of psychology. That means managing attention is what leaders want to learn about. The … Continue reading

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Projects@Work published an excerpt from Kimberly Wiefling’s new book evocatively titled Scrappy Project Management: The 12 Predictable and Avoidable Pitfalls Every Project Faces. I haven’t read the rest of the book although I look forward to doing so after seeing … Continue reading

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Last week in the Southern California mountain resort town of Lake Arrowhead a small group of senior leaders came together to launch their trek toward building a great company. I was honored to support them. And they were thrilled with … Continue reading

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InfoQ’s Deborah Hartmann reviews the book The Responsibility Virus: How Control Freaks, Shrinking Violets and the Rest of Us Can H Arness the Power of True Partnership, which was published about a year after my own Teamwork Is An Individual … Continue reading

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Fellow Cutter consultant Jeroen van Tyn from writes: Christopher, I’m writing a Cutter Benchmark Review on IT Trends, and one of the trends relates to innovation.  I remember a conversation we had at the Cutter Summit earlier this year, and … Continue reading

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Awake in the middle of the night, I arose for a cup of go-back-to-sleep tea and found Alan Weiss’s newsletter Balancing Act® in my in-box. Alan Image of Million Dollar Consulting by Alan Weissis the best-selling author of Million Dollar Consulting wherein he tells how to make a million dollars a year as a solo consultant with no employees and thus low overhead, so you get to keep the entire million and don’t have to manage anyone. I’m not there, but I have been on his mailing list for years now and I enjoy a love/hate relationship with Weiss. More about that below. Continue reading

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