Sharpen the Saw – Take Time to Keep Your Skills Top Notch

Improve your greatest asset You may have heard this tale before: Once a woodcutter strained to saw down a tree.  A young human who was watching asked “Whatcha doing?”  “Are you blind?” the woodcutter replied. “I’m cutting down this tree.”  The observer was unabashed. “You look exhausted! Take a break. …

Bosses? Agile don’t need no stinkin’ bosses!

Where does the traditional, hierarchical role of “Boss” or the Agile Manager role fit in at an organization that is guided by the values and principles of the Manifesto: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and …

Unapologetic Accountability: Effective Teamwork and Collaboration

I don’t recall exactly where I read this: Teamwork is a worthy goal. And there is no disputing that it is uniquely powerful – enabling groups of people to achieve more collectively than they could have ever imagined doing apart. However, the demands of real teamwork cannot be underestimated. On high performance …

Delegation Matrix for High Performance Teams

High Performance Defined From Wikipedia: A high-performance team (HPT) can be defined as a group of people with specific roles and complementary talents and skills, aligned with and committed to a common purpose, who consistently show high levels of collaboration and innovation, that produce superior results. Characteristics of an HPT …

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