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Our perspective on the future of org design, people development, leadership, and teamwork

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Black Lives Matter

White supremacy, and the system that upholds it continues to kill Black people.

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Three Types of Agile Teams

I've lost count of the times a senior leader at one of my client organizations said to me “agile won’t work here.”

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The real reason you have too many meetings

For every inefficient, unproductive meeting on your calendar, there’s a blog post on Medium offering some tactical ways to fix it (“schedule it to...

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Three Flaws in Microsoft O365 that undermine true Agility

Software has opinions. It has opinions about how humans think, how they currently interact, and how they should interact. In that sense, code is...

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13 Reasons To Run A Check-in Round

A Check-In Round is a ritualized moment at the start of a meeting where everyone speaks one at a time, in-turn, without interruption, in answer...

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How should leaders think about psychological safety as they confront the COVID-19 crisis?

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8 strategies for successful agile transformation in  CPG firms

Global CPG companies are being challenged by the same market forces that we read about everywhere: increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity...

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Sorry to tell you. Some organizational problems can’t be solved.

A few years ago, a coaching client of mine leaned in and said quietly, “Listen, I’d be happy if I could just hide in the corner and focus on my...

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Do your heuristics spark joy?

The phrase “does it spark joy?” has been sufficiently meme-ified since Mari Kondo went mainstream in January 2019. It’s easy to deride using such...

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