What makes a good manager?

A project at Google spent time researching what defines a great manager at Google, and through that identified the top 10 traits to grow. As listed they are: Is a good coach Empowers team and does not micromanage Creates an inclusive team environment, showing concern for success and well-being Is Continue reading What makes a good manager?

Personal Branding – Presentation and Links

I am a believer in personal branding and the value it provides. If you don’t manage the perception of yourself and your value in the industry, it is managed for you, and not always in a flattering manner. Personal branding is about owning that perception and shaping it to reflect Continue reading Personal Branding – Presentation and Links

Scrum Roles vs Job Titles – Learning in a Digital / Agile Transformation

As we have been taking our organization through an Agile Transformation as a part of an overall Digital Transformation, we have been leading extensive training across our business lines and technology teams. One of the most common questions as we discuss Scrum, is around job titles and role. In scrum, Continue reading Scrum Roles vs Job Titles – Learning in a Digital / Agile Transformation

Imposter Syndrome – Channeling the noise for growth

An article in Harvard Business Review titled “Mentoring Someone with Imposter Syndrome” resonated with me. The article covers the topic well and offers the following main points for guidance in mentoring: Empirically challenge negative self-talk Affirm, affirm, and affirm some more Deliberately counteract stereotype threat Share your own imposter stories Continue reading Imposter Syndrome – Channeling the noise for growth

TED: Manage for collective creativity

While looking through TED for innovative thinking and approaches I can learn from, I came across this talk by Linda Hill. I encourage you to watch the full video if you have an interest in the topic and want to be challenged. The ideas come from a significant amount of Continue reading TED: Manage for collective creativity

Adapt to survive, or adapt to win…

There are more articles, papers and consultants than I can count on the topic of transformation in business. Many of them focus on the idea of transformation, and now especially “digital transformation” as a means of survival. I suggest an alternative, but complimentary idea. Don’t think of transformation as a Continue reading Adapt to survive, or adapt to win…