Connecting the dots…

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  • Quote of the day

    ‘The sweet potato does not need to say how sweet he is,’ – Maori proverb

  • The thin veneer

    You think by changing your process you’re going to change your business. You think that plastering post-its over the corporate beige walls will somehow make the corporate-think disappear. You think that agile is an ‘IT-thing’. You think innovation is great and you’re so glad your company has an innovation lab. You promise yourself that one…

  • Quote of the day

    Never let a good crisis go to waste. – Winston Churchill

  • Quote of the day

    Everyone can look, but actually perceiving is something that has to be learned. Chimpanzee Politics – Frans de Waal

  • The ladder is only one way up

    The corporate ladder only goes one way. Up. You would think it would go down too, but with all the jostling, pushing and fighting, the only way down is falling. The role of the next rung up is usually a manager of sorts. You do something well, so you’re promoted out of that role and…

  • Quote of the day

    “Emotion, which is suffering, ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it” — Benedictus Spinoza, quoted by Viktor Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning

  • Quote of the day

    “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” — Alvin Toffler

  • Frowned upon

    Working from a coffee shop is a great way to observe people, their actions and interactions. I look around at other people working on their laptop and what I notice is how many people frown while working. The furrowed-brow look. There’s the pensive frown by the aspiring writer while she tries to place the lead…

  • Cross-functional + Poly-skilled = Grooving!

    One of the main tenets of agile is working in cross-functional teams. This means that individuals in the team each have their own functional expertise,together working towards a combined goal. Having different functions working together increases the chances of creating a great solution; one team member will be able to highlight issues that the others…

  • The light and dark of confidence

    Confidence is powerful. It’s a sign to others that you know what you doing, that you know the answer, that others should listen and take note. We tend to gravitate towards confidence; we want to be close to what we perceive as strength. What’s interesting about confidence is that it is separate from ability. Confidence…