Challenging Your Team

As a manager, you have to juggle a number of responsibilities. One of those is ensuring that your team is sufficiently challenged. This week’s blog post will take a look at why challenging your team is important and what to do if they fail to rise to the occasion.q Why is it important to challenge your team? In order for…

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How agile managers supports their team

How do managers support their teams? One of the key defining characteristics of Agile teams is that self-organization. Self-organizing teams take ownership of their work, pull tasks for themselves and manage their workload as a group with very little input from management. They have epic communication skills and use them constantly to be innovative and develop the best ideas and working…

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You got to know how to argue

This post covers exactly what is experienced at my latest engagement. No one really talks a about the elephant in the room. Conflict is avoided, thus good dialogue never happens. Anyone who raises issues is considered “negative”, but this puts these teams at odds. If you’ve been reading my blog, you know some of the issues the teams have faced.…

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No Sense Of Urgency!

No Sense Of Urgency! Speaking to a manager earlier in this project…. Courtesy of TomTech.com I heard, “the teams don’t have a sense of urgency”.  I made no comment to that, as I had just started on the project.  As I reflect now, I see what is missing.  It is not, the team has no sense…

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