Blank colorful speech bubbles hanging from a cord over blue background
Culture and collaborationParticipatory Agility

A moment together on ‘The Alchemical Terrace’

With this post, my intention is to reevaluate common beliefs about conversations in organizations. Another way to say it is that I invite you to take a moment with me on the ‘Alchemical Terrace.” I spent the last two years in Vancouver with my family. I needed to change my …

READ MORE →
shutterstock_575672182
Agile transformationCulture and collaborationTools

Recognizing a group/team in the Storming phase

This article was initialy published on jesusmendez.ca You are about to read the third article of the second workbook of the “Agile Teams from Forming to Performing series” titled “Storming Agile Teams“, which contains the first tool that I would propose you to use, to help with identifying a group/team …

READ MORE →
value
Culture and collaborationManagement and leadership

The Value of Values

As with most people, my earliest values were created by my parents and the education system. Learning to share, to dress and speak appropriately, to raise my hand in class and otherwise to fit in, are lessons every child learns. It is an unconscious act really, and if anyone were …

READ MORE →
shutterstock_656809681
Culture and collaboration

The Agilist and the Artist

I believe that we subconsciously apply Lean and Agile Methodologies every day of our lives and I can only imagine where we could go if we learned to apply the principles intentionally.  I believe in improvement for Everyone. I want to be the “Everyday Agilist”. I have recently moved to …

READ MORE →
shutterstock_559090561
AgileAgile transformationAgile transitionChange managementCulture and collaborationLeadership (EN)Management and leadershipOrganizational transitionScrum

When should you let the team fail?

“From now on, we should only communicate by email so we won’t get disturbed unnecessarily and we’ll be able to focus on the code.” We’re in a sprint retrospective. This proposal comes from one of the Scrum team’s developers. It’s quickly applauded by other developers. Even the other members of …

READ MORE →
shutterstock_411704401
AgileCulture and collaborationFeature post

Animate your meetings with Graphic Facilitation

Why write about Graphic Facilitation when everything we need is a drawing? Indeed, I could have made an illustration to explain how to animate your meetings and present the advantages of this practice, but since Google has not yet introduced SEO for pictures, I will write down a bit around …

READ MORE →
engagement
Culture and collaborationFeature postManagement and leadership

How to engage your team by using the right language

   This article was initialy published on Forbes.com. Leaders and managers don’t always realize the impact of their language when talking with their teams. You can do many things with language, from empowering people to generating new possibilities. However, language can also create disengagement and dissent when wielded ineffectively. Language has a lot …

READ MORE →
conversation
Culture and collaborationFeature postManagement and leadership

The High Cost Of Conversational Debt

This article was initialy published on Forbes.com. I invest a lot of time learning to have the right and sometimes difficult conversations with members of my consulting team. This is important to me because every day, I see the challenges my clients face when they are unable to have the conversations …

READ MORE →
collaboration
Coding know-howCulture and collaborationFeature post

A different corporate culture…

I began my career as a Human Resources advisor in 2003. As the title shows, my role had always been more conventional within the businesses of different sectors where I evolved. Most of them were rather traditional in their management style and culture. This being said, I joined Studio Pyxis …

READ MORE →
motivation
Culture and collaborationLeadership (EN)Management and leadershipMoving MotivatorsOrganizational transitionVideo (EN)

Moving Motivators

To better understand how to motivate people and ensure their engagement, we need to better understand what motivates them. Human ressources are what is most important in an organization. Directors need to do everything they can to make sure their employees are and stay active, creative and motivated. Moving Motivators …

READ MORE →