Posts Tagged ‘ Book Review ’

Santa Lost His Sleigh
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... (more…)

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Posted on 12/08/2017 01:35 pm | No Comments
 
“The Responsibility Process” author interview by Igor Zdorovyak
  Whether you have read The Responsibility Process or not, you'll likely enjoy this interview. Why? Igor prepared. (more…)

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Posted on 07/26/2017 03:51 pm | No Comments
 
New Agile Adoption Book Touts Responsibility Redefined™
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 I first met him), and is now a partner with Gemba Systems whose three partners I know, like, trust, and...

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Posted on 07/18/2008 10:09 am | 2 Comments
 
New Breed of Business Gurus Touting Responsibility
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 attention of one's employees is a leader's most scarce resource. When you learn to focus attention by the way you...

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Posted on 05/09/2008 09:20 am | No Comments
 
Trying to remove the wiggle room
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 the 80-second video she posted on Amazon.com (see what she does with the PMBOK!). To view it, follow the book...

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Posted on 10/25/2007 03:13 am | No Comments
 
2007 Mission 35—Responsibility Redefined Supports Good to Great Leadership
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 their experience and the results of their meeting. Here's what my client reported to me in the days following the...

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Posted on 09/24/2007 06:29 am | No Comments
 
Don’t Skip This Book Like I Did — The Responsibility Virus
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 Skill: Getting Your Work Done When Sharing Responsibility. I haven't read the book cover-to-cover though I'm well aware of it....

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Posted on 09/17/2007 11:06 pm | No Comments
 
Shared Space Supports Collaboration for Innovation
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 I wanted to reference something you shared with me. You made a statement something like, true collaborative innovation happens when...

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Posted on 12/14/2006 05:03 pm | No Comments
 
A Modest Confession Inspired by “Million Dollar Consultant” Author Alan Weiss on Taking Personal Responsibility

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.

Posted on 12/01/2006 06:19 am | 2 Comments
 
 
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