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If you don’t have trust on your team. If you’re not all working towards the same goal. If you’re not being up front with where you are at with your team. Ask yourself this one question… Where are you then helping your team?

I had a horrible mic experience this past week recording and an episode of Remotely Prepared – turns out my mic defaulted to the wrong one and when I listened to the recording. It sounded like I was four tunnels below the surface, eating a sandwich. Not exactly the pristine quality we were hoping for. After realizing we would have to re-record, I then went through the arduous task of disabling mics I don’t use…

Nobody “wants” to do the boring work, and yet there it is, always piling up, never going anywhere, until you sit down and start working through the pile. That’s how it works. It doesn’t go anywhere. It doesn’t ask for help. It just sits and waits. Until you do the work to get it done and move onto the next thing. OR, until you figure out a way to get past it being boring, make…

This is the question that many of us can’t answer. What do we actually want? We look at user stories and features, what is in the backlog, what was discussed in a meeting and we assume that is “what the user wants”. But it really isn’t. How many times have you built something, thinking it was the right thing to build only to have an end user go – “that’s not what I was looking…

You might be talking a lot these days. Your calendar might be completely blue. And you might be having great discussions. But two weeks later you might also be wondering why nothing is changing and why what you thought were the actions never happened. It could be because you are not structuring your conversations around outcomes you want to see. Outcomes are bigger then agenda items, they are what you need to see happen next,…