Sometimes tangential ways of attacking problems can be more interesting than the direct head-on approach.
Not too long ago at a daily stand up I heard from a Team member “Today I won’t get anything done. I have 5 hours of meetings….meetings bloody meetings” As the team coach (read “Chicken”) I said nothing at the scrum, but took the opportunity afterward to ask a question …
I frequently have conversations with individuals and teams about something that is holding them back: Fear of conflict. Fear of conflict has the potential to keep team members from expressing their opinion, questions, solutions, analyses, and investigations. Fear can result in paralysis and catastrophizing (making things seem worse than they …
When’s the last time you explored the intrinsic and extrinsic motivations that drive you and your teammates?
One of the easiest and definitely most fun ways to do so is to play Moving Motivators!
Ever since the dawn of our species, we’ve told stories.
We’ve sung them, told them around campfires, painted them on cave walls, drew them on clay pots and canvases, woven them in tapestries and carved them into stone. Eventually we wrote them down.
Today, we share stories via sticky notes, podcasts, town halls, planning meetings and daily scrums.