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Leadership in the garage league

For many years, I played hockey in different garage leagues close to where I live. Picture for a moment twenty guys, forty years old and over, desperately trying to create their personal SportsCenter highlight real moment, all the while claiming they are “just playing for fun”. During all this fun, …

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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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Management 3.0 means energizing people!

In our current business world where there is great focus on always delivering results, it is important to continuously keep employees energized and motivated! How do we do that in a world where, according to a Gallup poll a few years back, 70 percent of people in the workplace are …

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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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Why I became a Management 3.0 facilitator

Do you know Melly Shum? Melly is the person who represented on an iconic billboard in Rotterdam (Netherlands). The billboard has been around for over twenty years. When you look at Melly in the picture, she looks like any other employee in your organization, but here’s the thing: according to …

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Change? No problem, but how?

Changing is no longer an option; it’s a prerequisite. And wham! In our fast-changing organizations, it is likely that you’ve heard this maxim at least once! If changing is no longer an option, how to change is one. But still, one has to know how! Beyond multiple more or less …

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Hot commodity investments of the year…

Warren Buffet may be one of the best and renowned investors in the world, and believe me, he’s made quite a fortune throughout his career. But is money or material the only things you can invest in? If your career involves interacting, communicating, helping and guiding groups and individuals, it …

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Immunity to change (ITC)—The initial frontier to adopting an Agile approach

As you might already know, Agility is a set of 4 values and 12 principles, which helps in the adoption and maintenance of an Agile method. It also helps enhance the quality and delivered value by incorporating continuous improvement in all areas. For example, the adoption of TDD, automated unit …

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Finally on vacation! But what are you fleeing from?

For many years, I waited for my vacation as if I was breaking free from my daily life. I could finally escape from the day-to-day routine, enjoy life, travel, take care of myself, and rest. I was thoroughly planning my vacation several months in advance, during the cold winter days, …

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Why should you invest in your teams?

I often tell people that it’s important to understand that real team coaching is a long-term investment for any business. Given our hectic lifestyle, this notion is rapidly forgotten by executives who mainly seek to increase productivity in the short run. The easy pitfall when coaching our clients’ teams is …

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