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Agile Is More Than a Set of Methods — It’s a Leadership Mindset
Most still think of agility as a set of skills and methods as opposed to an astonishingly effective and high-performing mindset, culture, and approach to leadership. A friend of mine condemns many IT organizations as "team ghettos." Designing a team ghetto is easy: organize developers into teams and organize management into silos over the teams, then watch the predictable inversion...

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Posted on 10/12/2010 09:38 am | 12 Comments
 
Learn The Most Powerful Tool for Managing Peer Motivation
Motivation is more important than technical skill-set in predicting team effectiveness — and thus performance. There. I said it. But few leaders know what to do about this, so they ignore it or resist understanding it. I Wish This Were Less of a Secret I want to tell you about the best tool available for managing peer motivation I have...

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Posted on 10/05/2010 12:05 am | 4 Comments
 
Rally Software CEO Tim Miller Endorses Christopher Avery’s Knowledge Team Leadership Workshop

Rally Software CEO Tim Miller Endorses Christopher Avery’s Knowledge Team Leadership Workshop

Posted on 10/04/2010 12:44 am | No Comments
 
Successful Teamwork Results From Clear and Elevating Goals – Part 2
This is the second part of my 2-part series about how clear and elevating goals help with teamwork. By "clear" I mean no measurements are needed to know that the goal is reached, and by "elevating" I mean the goal is bold and inspiring. Last week's post (Part 1) covered the first three points that are essential in this process,...

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Posted on 09/07/2010 01:00 am | 1 Comment
 
Successful Leaders Help Team Members Find Their Motivation
Want your teamwork to be as successful as possible? Want to be an effective team leader? Then create relationships and be a powerful motivator by helping others realize what they gain from working on a project with you -- help them discover their own motivation to do great work. The more helpful you are to other people, the more they...

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Posted on 08/25/2010 11:53 am | No Comments
 
Applying TeamWisdom: Taking Personal Responsibility Helps the Whole Team
Are you unhappy or frustrated at work? Have you thought this about your team: "I can't be responsible for the quality of my team's efforts." "Getting on a good team is mostly a matter of luck." "If I'm part of a poorly functioning team, and I'm not in charge, there is little I can do but bear it." These kinds...

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Posted on 08/13/2010 08:50 am | No Comments
 
The Responsibility Process™ Helps You Deal with Feelings of Obligation
When you feel obligated, you are doing something you don't want to do but feel you have to. Feeling like you "have to” generates resentment that you either bottle up or release at unrelated or inappropriate moments, and the resentment produces unproductive or at least wasted thoughts and action. The Responsibility Process shows us that the feelings of obligation are...

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Posted on 08/04/2010 06:10 pm | 2 Comments
 
Easy Executive Change
Published yesterday by The Cutter Consortium. Thanks for their permission to share it with you in it's entirety. Easy Executive Change by Christopher M. Avery, Senior Consultant, Cutter Consortium Want to make change a lot easier on yourself and develop a winning and happy organization at the same time? It might be easier than you think. I'll tell you how....

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Posted on 08/30/2007 12:57 pm | 2 Comments
 
 
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