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Management 3.0 from the bottom up

A few months ago, I delivered a Management 3.0 course for a group of people at one of my consulting clients. I had a mix of team leaders, directors, and general managers in the group. A few weeks after the course, as I was doing my rounds at their office, I …

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A successful Agile transformation in the public sector

On June 2nd, Revenu Québec won the 2016 OCTAS award for its information resource transformation project. Below is an overview of this successful project we took part in. The context Revenu Québec wants to offer innovative business solutions that efficiently support work organization as well as its service offering. What …

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And what if leadership was about permission?

The workplace is changing. The new and exciting workplaces are focusing on creating an environment where employees will feel more engaged and involved in their work. We are going through a generation change in the workplace where old leadership methods are no longer working with the younger generation of employees. …

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Agile is dead—the opinion of 2 Agile coaches

Matthew Kern recently published a controversial post: Agile is dead. We asked two of our coaches what they thought about it. Is it really the end of Agility? Here is the opinion of Steffan Surdek and Marc-André Langlais. Steffan Personally, I believe there is a certain degree of truth in …

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Purposeful Agile

In many of my conversations, I often get challenged about my use of the word “purpose”; especially when it comes to Agile initiatives. The following story is one of my favourite moments when not only was I challenged but also generously offered a new perspective that slightly, although significantly, changed …

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How to finish several projects faster…

Let me guess… In the company where you are working, you simultaneously take part in 10 different projects. The organization’s management team is hearing the word Agility everywhere on the market, finds it cool, and wishes to catch the wave. Unfortunately for you, their understanding of Agility is that you …

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Management 3.0 empowers teams!

With a lot of my clients, I see a familiar pattern: employees work in a command and control environment where they are told what to do. The power of these environments is so strong that employees are conditioned to do exactly what they are told and the managers do not …

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Are your teams driven by fear?

Fear is one of the six basic emotions together with happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, and disgust. And, most of the time, it is perceived as a negative emotion. Though, fear serves as a catalyst when appearing in a balanced way, since it makes us more alert, more vigilant. The reason …

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Management 3.0 begins with Agile management

Are you working as a manager of an Agile team? Are you the director of a department or an executive looking to better understand your role in an Agile organization? If so, this post is for you! I hear many debates in Agile conferences about the role of managers in …

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Merit or trust?

A little while ago, at a conference, I gave a presentation on team dynamics. During my presentation, someone in the audience asked for advice on what should be done to establish relationships of trust between team members. This allowed us to discuss about the important distinction between trust and merit …