Posts Tagged ‘ Personal Development ’

Giving Silent Consent Isn’t Teamwork
A while ago, I had the opportunity to accept -- or decline -- two new business relationships (one as a board member and one in a business venture). As I listened to my internal dialogue about the two propositions, I noticed I kept coming back to my fundamental belief: teamwork is an individual (not a group) skill and responsibility. In...

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Posted on 09/18/2011 01:55 am | 1 Comment
 
Understanding Agile Teamwork Q&A with Dan Mezick
[caption id="attachment_2711" align="alignright" width="309" caption="Dan Mezick"][/caption] Last week Dan Mezick (agile coach, CEO of New Technology Solutions Inc., and AgileBoston volunteer extraordinaire) and I sat down "together" (on the phone) to talk about people and interactions at work. Dan wanted to pick my brain about the Creating Results-Based Teams workshop -- why technical professionals should attend and what they will take away. Listen...

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Posted on 08/30/2011 01:45 pm | No Comments
 
Agile 2011 attendees rate Coaching Responsibility session #3 of 300
Imagine my delight when I saw Scott Dunn's twitter post yesterday. I knew my topic last week at Agile 2011 was hot when 212 people crowded into a room with 200 chairs and then stayed energized for 3.5 hours! The link in Scott's tweet takes you to this chart. I'm honored to be in the company of Chet Hendrikson, Ron...

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Posted on 08/18/2011 01:28 pm | 2 Comments
 
End With The Beginning In Mind in Personal and Business Relationships
I don't know why people seldom end relationships well. Maybe it's because we all want so much to win -- and endings threaten us with losing. Maybe we're annoyed that we don't know how to derive any more mutual benefit from a partnership. Maybe we're embarrassed about promises we implied and haven't kept. Maybe we're upset that another didn't live...

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Posted on 08/03/2011 07:53 pm | 10 Comments
 
Client Feedback 2: Creating Results-Based Teams Workshop
Wow!  A second group of IT leaders from a major retailer in the San Francisco Bay area AGAIN valued the Creating Results-Based Teams workshop they attended. Here's their internal survey results. Here's the results from the first group.

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Posted on 07/25/2011 08:18 pm | 2 Comments
 
Teaching Personal Responsibility — To Kids
The other day I received an interesting e-mail from a mom and IT professional who was inquiring about my ideas for teaching personal responsibility to kids. We felt our exchange could be worth sharing with you: Hi Christopher, I found your site at just the right time in my own quest for personal growth as a business analyst on my...

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Posted on 07/20/2011 09:54 am | 2 Comments
 
Leadership Tools: Clear Your Judgement to Move On Effectively
To prevent ourselves from spewing judgements and harm in productive relationships, traditional wisdom admonishes to "not judge." But not judging is an improbable -- if not impossible -- action for all but the most emotionally and spiritually developed of us. It's my practice -- and recommendation -- to experience judgement fully. Then let it go. Here's an example from my...

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Posted on 06/15/2011 02:44 pm | No Comments
 
The Mindset of a Leader Requires Taking Responsibility
Who can exhibit leadership? Anyone. Anytime. It's leadership behavior that's crucial to teams, not an assigned leader. Leadership is an emergent behavior (i.e., it emerges in a context of need or opportunity, rather than is assigned or part of a structure) that moves a group closer to its outcome. Successful leadership can be learned. What if there were a deceptively...

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Posted on 06/06/2011 10:45 am | 8 Comments
 
Team Leadership Can Even Flourish In An Upset
Team Leadership Can Flourish in an Upset -- But Only if You Know How to Respond Blast yourself and your team out of the excuse-mentality by treating every UPSET as an opportunity to learn how to improve your team building process. Trust me, if you learn how to respond to an upset, you'll be able to turn a messed-up situation...

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Posted on 05/26/2011 01:36 am | 13 Comments
 
Do You Have The Leadership Gift Part 2: Cope or Grow?
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. ~ Chinese Proverb Are you more committed to coping or to growing? It's a choice you make everyday, even if instinctively rather than intentionally. (Note: this is part 2 of a 2-part article. Read Part 1) Coping Isn't Leading Every day you and I cope with the stress...

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Posted on 05/23/2011 01:33 am | 5 Comments
 
 
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