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Get Yourself a Mantra

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If you don’t have one, you need one. It’s a set of words, a song, a video, a poem, whatever you want it to be. But it brings you back from the brink, back from exhaustion, back from fear, picks you up when you are down, gives you the kick to get started. When everyone else has given you up, it’s the one little thing that forces you back into the driver seat to do what...

It gets Fuzzy in the Middle

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Of course it does. We start with great intentions, we know where we want to end up, but despite our best efforts, it always gets fuzzy in the middle. Code takes longer to build than what we planned for. Customers have many more questions than we imagined. The team changes a few times during the iteration. Processes need to be reworked to reach our final target. Whatever it is, when we look back...

Three Questions for Your Next Team Meeting

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What are we not doing well at? Where should we focus our attention? What do you need from me for us to be a success? The first question is the hardest to ask, the flood gates will open and teams will spend the most time here as people jump onto their answers and add more – good. If your team has nothing to say, keep prodding, there is always something, always. The second question gets the...

The Evolution of Text Thought

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Have you ever had a text conversation with someone where everything they said came out in 15 texts when it could have just have easily been 1? It’s as though you are getting an inside look at the stream of thought running through their head and how they are reacting to what you are saying as you are saying it. Little blips of thought as they come into focus thrown out in one or two word...

Avoiding Perk Seduction

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Perks are a big thing in trying to attract top talent to a team. Coding in Bean Bag chairs. $20,000 coffee machines. Bring your dog into work. On-Site Dry cleaning. Free fitness memberships. Free Internet. Nothing wrong with these perks if they are enhancing what is already there and of value to you taking the opportunity in the first place. Challenging Projects. Flexible solution architecture...

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