Posts Tagged ‘ Teamwork ’

Team Leadership Tips-Free QConn Video on InfoQ
My November 19, 2008 presentation at QConn was recorded by the good folks at InfoQ. The presentation video is edited and posted along with the presentation slides which I posted here. I received a lot of positive feedback on this presentation, so if you are interested in team building and team leadership, you might want to invest the time to...

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Posted on 04/26/2009 04:15 pm | 1 Comment
 
Responsible Team Leadership interview scheduled with Simon Walker
World Champion Around-the-World Sailing Challenge I'll be talking with London-based Simon Walker about leading and building championship teams, something he knows a lot about firsthand. Simon has led teams on polar expeditions and round-the-world yacht races. When, How to Listen Wednesday, January 7, 9AM US Central / 3PM UK  on my Christopher Avery Lead Team Succeed talk radio show. Put...

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Posted on 12/11/2008 11:17 am | No Comments
 
Speaking at QCon 2008, San Francisco, November 19-21
People ask "Christopher, are you still working in agile project management, software development, and IT in general?" You bet! Just because demand for Responsibility Redefined™ is spreading to other areas (and especially to executive leadership!) does not mean I've left the agile community. I just taught a two-workshop in Mexico City called "Mastering Personal Agility for Executive Leaders" and I'll...

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Posted on 07/02/2008 02:17 pm | 1 Comment
 
Buy “Teamwork Is an Individual Skill” Before the Price Hike
Can you believe that my book, Teamwork Is an Individual Skill: Getting Your Work Done When Sharing Responsibility, is in its, what, 8th printing (I think)? My publisher just told me that they are raising the price again to $20.95. So if you've been thinking about ordering it (hint hint) now is the time to save a buck before the...

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Posted on 05/09/2008 08:07 am | No Comments
 
Effective Teamwork Skills are not based on Human Perfection
Effective Teamwork is based on human agility and taking responsibility for our actions which contribute to shared results. The belief that we are required as leaders or team-members to maintain a facade of perfection should be smashed and dumped off in the trash on our way to lunch. Such ideologies are the underlying causes of stress in our own lives...

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Posted on 04/29/2008 02:51 pm | No Comments
 
What is Team Building Anyway?
The Chief Happiness Officer writes about The top 5 reasons why most team building events are a waste of time. He says they are overly competitive, often demeaning, and don't so much build team as build aggression (my word). No kidding. Here's a few related views based on my experience studying team development—so I could teach it to others—since 1990:...

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Posted on 11/01/2007 07:19 am | 1 Comment
 
 
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