Chris Hicken — March 14, 2020 Let’s start by acknowledging that Customer Success teams always have the coolest people in the company. They are kind, optimistic, helpful, and they take really good care of customers. Want to have a beer with someone after work? Definitely invite someone from CS. Success leaders usually manage more revenue … Continue reading The Path to Becoming the Most Important Member of the Executive Team
Tom Martin — February 18, 2020 Before we can answer that, we must define the difference between these two similar but decidedly different adjectives. Personally, I believe the difference between fame and authority is really quite simple. Famous people are known but authoritative people are followed. And let me be clear when I say the … Continue reading What’s More Important: Fame or Authority?
Albert Costill — February 18, 2020 I’ll never forget the second job I ever had. Not because it was awesome or even terrible. It’s because of my boss. Sadly, no, this wasn’t a mentor or someone who showed me the ropes. This person was a micromanager and they drove me absolutely bonkers.I would be hard … Continue reading Micromanaging Kills Motivation
Boris Steiner — January 22, 2020 When it comes to Product Ownership, there are a couple of things that are essential to get the job done right. Effective stakeholder management is one of them! In this blogpost, I’d like to outline a few tips that I found helpful being a Product Owner myself or when … Continue reading Effective Stakeholder Management
Alex Kudinov — January 21, 2020 How many times a day are you walking into the conversation where people jump into discussing solutions that lead nowhere, lack a clear purpose for the people involved in the conversation, don’t make sense altogether without the additional “why” discussion? I know I am having those conversations day in … Continue reading Help Them With the Why
Christiaan Verwijs — January 9, 2020 Do you frequently find yourself in Sprint Reviews that only consist of a PowerPoint presentation? Or entirely without users, customers and other stakeholders present? Or bored out of your wits because it keeps turning into a huge group conversation where people talk over others or keep revisiting topics that … Continue reading Create a More Engaging Sprint Review With This String of Liberating Structures
Don Dalrymple — January 3, 2020 Follow @dondalrymple Photo by Oleg Magni on Pexels.com Most things don’t work out. And that is the raw reality of business and entrepreneurship. All those people who were excited and did not call you back are just part of the flow of dealmaking. All those promising projects that did … Continue reading You Only Have to be Right Once
Maranda Dziekonski — December 30, 2019 Follow @marandasays Congratulations! You have been promoted and are now a manager for the first time. The learning curve on how to manage people can be steep. However, with an open mind, open heart, and constant curiosity, you will overcome. You will find that everyone has opinions on how … Continue reading 5 Mistakes Managers Should Avoid
JoAnn Corley — December 24, 2019 Follow @joann corley I’m here to tell ya today – managing people does not have to be complicated…once you recognize and understand 1 simple human truth. If you meet some basic, core human needs, people will willingly contribute (aka perform). Managing is a Human ExperienceFor the moment, suspend your … Continue reading Did You Know That Being a Good Manager is Really Simple?
Jeanne Hardy — December 17, 2019 Follow @creativebizinc Tumisu / Pixabay When it comes to personnel, two of the trickiest aspects to manage successfully are hiring and onboarding. Hiring a bad candidate can often be extremely costly to a company (some say it’s even worse than not hiring anyone at all) in terms of lost … Continue reading Mastering Management: Hiring and Onboarding for Success