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Is your work environment Agile?

In 2008, we have inaugurated Pyxis’ second office. This office was meant to be different from workspaces that were out there back then. I remember, our clients were coming to visit our offices, to see our furniture on wheels and our whiteboard walls. Since then, Agility has spread more and …

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Three common misunderstandings of self-organized teams

This article was initialy published on Forbes.com Part of my consulting work with clients is helping them adopt Agile and Lean software development practices, which among other things means fostering and putting in place self-organizing teams. “Self-organization” can be a very loaded term, and when there is not a discussion …

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Building Capacity In Others As A Co-Creative Leader

Early in my years as a consultant and change agent in organizations, I noticed a pattern I like to call “the Moses effect”: When I began consulting engagements, there were times where it was almost as if the waters parted upon my arrival, so that the change we were working …

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Why Understanding Other Perspectives Is A Key Leadership Skill

This article was initialy published on Forbes.com In one of the management courses I deliver, as well as with the clients I coach, one of my favorite topics to cover is understanding perspectives. Participants often tell me this topic is one of their key takeaways. For me, there’s great value …

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Agility is not enough!

In 2010, while it was an IT manager in the insurance industry, I have been asked to significantly  improve the efficiency of my development teams. Having accepted the challenge, I familiarized myself with Agile practices. At the same time, the organization was taking a Lean turn that was strongly supported …

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OKRs to promote engagement

Nowadays, Agility is most of the time still generally connected to the work of development teams. We sometimes notice a lack of alignment between the work of the teams and the objectives of the business. Also, upper management can take for granted that its will is clear, known and shared; …

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Facilitating your organization

The world we’re living in is increasingly complex. The tasks, needs, and technologies, our work methods, our understanding of ourselves, everything becomes more complex and so do organizations. In fact, they have to deal with frequent staff changes, employees of different generations, and also work teams across different cities, countries, …

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Increasing the productivity of your teams

All entrepreneurs seek to have productive teams that serve the interests of their business, this seems obvious. But when you want to see this productivity increase, where do you start? Passionate people You first need to hire passionate people. We often tend to forget that motivation can be both extrinsic …

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The 5 fundamental skills of a team—Optimizing yours!

The 5 dysfunctions of a team Patrick Lencioni is the author of a dozen books on business management, more specifically on team management. Known for his book titled The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, he’s also the founder and CEO of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in …

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Preparing for the future today—how do we help our children build it?

Yesterday was the future? When we come to think of it, it is sort of funny: when I was in school, my current job did not exist. People who worked in computer science were often seen as “strange” individuals who did not often go out in the sun and mainly …

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