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When someone leaves your team, there is a window from the point when they announce when they are leaving to when they actually leave.  That window is the amount of time you have to get all of the training this person has learned in their time with you and download it to another person. These are the interactions you don’t want to push off and you want to kick off as soon as possible to…

It’s akin to the meeting for the meeting. Or the email to send an email. If you’re having a meeting to discuss the plan, then come up with your plan but don’t have a meeting to plan the plan that you are going to create. You’ll always get more traction by showing up with something and whether it gets torn apart, upgraded, or left as is – it will be a much better starting point.

Every project, every team, every endeavour, every clean-up needs a reset. Some need bigger ones than others. But the reset, that’s when you change it around, that’s when you take a moment, breathe it in and realize what needs to come next and what you need to do to get there. If you’re never resetting, you’re never taking stock of all that you have done and accomplished and tweaking your plan to move forward. The…

I think we’re still remote right? I mean there is lots of talk of people not being remote or being hybrid but for many, the world hasn’t changed – we’re still remote. So we’re still trying to figure out how to lead teams and work with people from separate parts of the globe right? We’re still trying to figure out what works and how to make it happen. We’re still making mistakes that were easy…

This was the idea behind Agile when it was introduced (written out better than I ever could). But how often do you revisit each one to see how you are doing and where you are with each one? How many of these “steps” have you taken?  Where are you in each one? It’s more than a Sprint but less than a project.  It’s a change that doesn’t happen overnight. When I work with teams that…