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A quick note on shared understanding

This rang so true that I liked, booked and saved Amy’s tweet here for the next time I need the reminder. Sometimes its frameworks, sometimes its approaches, other times its industry and technical jargon. Heck even whole strategies can be interpreted differently. Always worth taking that moment to calibrate where everyone is at.

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Signs of a well functioning and high performing team

Susanne Husebo knows where it’s at.

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The Heretics Guide to Management book review

Skip the hype cycle, recognise your biases and default position as well as other’s biases and default positions to look at problems in context of their changing conditions. This is the overriding message of The Heretics Guide to Management by Paul Culmsee and Kailash Awati. This book was recommended to me by a sage and savvy […]

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The case for privacy at work

If you find yourself unable to think in your open plan office you may be interested in reading this New York Times article The Rise of the New Group Think that argues the case for private space to be productive and creative. Our offices should encourage casual, cafe-style interactions, but allow people to disappear into personalized, private spaces […]

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Why brainstorming doesn’t work

So did that last brainstorming session you were in that was meant to generate a hundred ideas deliver? If not, here’s why: The reasons brainstorming fails are instructive for other forms of group work, too. People in groups tend to sit back and let others do the work; they instinctively mimic others’ opinions and lose […]

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Top 10 traits of the perfect boss

Sylvia Pennington reports on the characteristics of the perfect boss. How does your boss stack up? Or if you’re the boss how do you stack up? The cheat sheet list is: Provides purpose Demonstrates vision Collaborates Sets clear expectations Provides a positive work environment Is even tempered and resilient Treats everyone fairly Provides recognition Are […]