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Sweden Fast Facts
I learned that Swedish professionals wear eye masks in order to sleep past 3 AM or 4 AM when the sun rises. Most good hotels have black-out curtains. The sun has a way of getting around the black-out curtains in my hotel room. Did I tell you that most Swedes take at least 5 weeks (in a row) of summer...

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Posted on 08/09/2007 11:48 pm | No Comments
 
My Dog Died. Honest.

Son Thom and I got to his baseball game this morning 40 minutes late. We’d called ahead to say he’d be late. It’s a small-town league, and Thom’s team is the “minors” comprised mostly of 5th-graders like Thom. Our game was 30 miles up the road from Comfort in Ingram, Texas.

Posted on 05/12/2007 08:03 pm | 4 Comments
 
Keynoting London conference early October
Here's some breaking news. I can't say which conference since the organizers get to make the announcements, but I look forward to returning to Europe in early October to talk to leaders about Responsibility Redefined. Let us know if we can pay a visit to your organization while there.

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Posted on 05/10/2007 04:23 pm | No Comments
 
Do You Qualify?
I recently examined and tuned up our qualification process, big words that mean we have some standards by which we decide whether to venture into an extended engagement with a client. Context is important, so this checklist is specifically for a Responsibility Redefined culture-building project in an IT department. Here's what I put in writing for the prospective client to...

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Posted on 05/03/2007 09:22 pm | No Comments
 
How to Do More of What You Want Everyday
In her blog this week professional writer Liz Strauss says to look at your plan everyday and decide what doesn't need doing. Hear hear. Well said Liz. I like your words of wisdom, and I think I'll tag this as a Responsibility Redefined sighting. I'll add your blog feed to my list so I can stay up with your writing...

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Posted on 12/16/2006 09:39 am | No Comments
 
Agile2006 report
This will be a long entry reporting on my experience at the Agile2006 conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota July 23-28. Attendees of my Talking Head presentation Monday afternoon titled Demonstrating Responsibility: The Mindset of An Agile Manager, please look here for the items I promised. (more…)

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Posted on 08/05/2006 09:40 pm | 2 Comments
 
They ain’t nothin’ ’til I calls ’em
Three Major League Baseball umpires were comparing perspectives on their responsibilities. "I calls 'em as I sees 'em" boasts the first. "I sees 'em as I calls 'em" admits the second. "They ain't nothin' 'til I calls 'em" acknowledges the third. (more…)

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Posted on 07/05/2006 05:20 pm | No Comments
 
 
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