6 January

How to hold stand-up meetings that foster accountability

How to hold stand-up meetings that foster accountability

The stand-up meeting (also known as the daily scrum) is one of the true crossover ideas of the agile development movement. Visit the offices of most leading companies today, and you’re bound to see groups of employees standing in a circle, discussing their projects. This meeting style has spread far beyond software development teams because […]

11 December

Mutually Assured Production

Mutually Assured Production

“I would stand at the subway and I’d say, ‘I’m Ed Koch, I’m your congressman,’ and people would just rush by, thinking of me more as an impediment to their getting to the office on time. And then, serendipitously, one day I said, ‘I’m Ed Koch, I’m your congressman. How’m I doing?’ And people stopped […]

4 December

The Catastrophe That Is Bad Collaboration

The Catastrophe That Is Bad Collaboration

The following is a fictional story based on real world examples. If it hits a little too close to home, you should ping us ASAP! Max didn’t realize just how poorly his team was collaborating until he hired Steph. Steph was a writer, a stereotypical creative if there ever was one. Totally right-brained, perfection over […]

26 November

The Power and Importance of Language

The Power and Importance of Language

A lot has been written about the power and importance of language. Even more about the power of questions. And of course, most of us know that a picture is worth a 1,000 words. Yet it seems we are going so fast these days that we don’t often pay enough attention to the words, the […]

25 November

The Commitment Molecule: A New View on Collaboration

The Commitment Molecule: A New View on Collaboration

We all know that we are smarter together than we are alone, and that we can accomplish more as a team, but how does that really work? Certainly it’s about increasing our capacity and networking our capabilities, but there is something more fundamental underlying successful collaboration. The strength of our relationships with each other, how well we […]