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Agile Retrospectives

<b>What is an Agile Retrospective?</b><p>It is a special meeting where the team gathers after completing an increment of work to inspect and adapt their …

Project Management

Agile project monitoring – avoiding the agile watermelon

Agile Monitoring is not project marketing. It is about effective control at all levels and the proactive dialogue within the team and with the …

Project Management

The (written) unwritten guide to pull requests

Code review is a very important part of the software development cycle. In Bitbucket and other source code management systems, pull requests are used …

Software Development

4 Personality Types Getting in the Way of Your Next Big Idea | Inc.com

Getting together with a group to generate ideas fails as often as it succeeds. Part of the problem is that as soon as anyone speaks, they contaminate the memories of everyone else in the room. That is why it is so important to get people to work alone to generate ideas before the group comes …

Psychology

Before a Meeting, Tell Your Team That Silence Denotes Agreement

HBR STAFF<p>The meeting seemed to go smoothly. Bill, the executive vice president of sales at a global company, had gathered his extended leadership team — a group of more than 20 people — and outlined his latest plan to reconfigure the sales organization. When he asked if anyone had concerns, there …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

Learn How to Lead Different Types of Individuals With the "DiSC" System

A strong leader knows that different team members often require different communication tactics, and the “DiSC” behavior assessment system might help …

Seven Steps to Running the Most Effective Meeting Possible

The meeting that drones on and on; the meeting where everyone sits fiddling with his or her smartphone; the meeting that Doug from Accounting hijacks; or the meeting where almost everyone in the room is wondering the same thing: Why am I even here?<p>Meetings fill an increasing number of hours in the …

9 Science-Backed Methods for a Happier, More Productive Meeting

If you have ever wanted to pop an escape hatch or teleport to distant worlds just to get out of a meeting, take heart.<p>There are ways to hold a better …

Productivity

9 Tips for Shorter, Better Meetings | Inc.com

Too many business meetings are utter wastes of time. People drone on and on and little is accomplished, other than the avoidance of actual, productive work. Here are a set of simple rules to keep your meetings brief and to the point.<p><b>1. All meetings must have a concrete, measurable goal.</b><p>The only …

Time Management

Overhaul to "It's not just standing up"

Jason Yip has overhauled his definitive article on running stand-up meetings. The update incorporates his latest understanding on what separates a …

Project Management

How LinkedIn Execs Run Meetings

Meetings are only as great as the commitment they create and the action they generate. Here are nine tips for running better meetings, based on first-hand work with LinkedIn executives. Presented at LinkedIn Oct. 2015. Read my LinkedIn post here for more information: …

LinkedIn

Fear Of Failure May Ensure It

Ben Narasin Contributor<p>Ben Narasin was an entrepreneur for 25 years, a seed investor for 8 and is now a VC as a General Partner at Canvas Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>While the IPO market roars back, venture remains leery<br>• The importance of science fiction to entrepreneurship<p>At the dawn of …

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

Break the Ice and Make Friends at Conferences By Bringing a Power Strip

Conferences and conventions are great places for meeting people, but it can be a little nerve-wracking to introduce yourself to random strangers. …

Collaborate for Real

Tom Froese<p>As business buzzwords go, “collaborate” and its derivatives are surely modern favorites. Applying for a job? Emphasize your collaboration skills. Courting customers? Promise a collaborative relationship. Wooing new hires or investors? Talk up your collaborative culture.<p>Academics, …

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

Design for Action

Throughout most of history, design was a process applied to physical objects. Raymond Loewy designed trains. Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses. Charles Eames designed furniture. Coco Chanel designed haute couture. Paul Rand designed logos. David Kelley designed products, including (most famously) …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Coursera Pivots To Focus On Job Training

Learning for the sake of learning sounds nice but doesn’t pay.<p>Back in 2012, we welcomed the dawn of the massive open online course (MOOC) and its promise to democratize learning with open arms.<p>Stories like that of Christos Porios, a 16-year-old living in Alexandroupoli, Greece, who discovered a …

5 TEDTalks Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a big fan of TEDTalks -- they’re full of insights on everything from human nature to scientific breakthroughs to trends in design. They’re inspirational, informative and eye-opening in ways that can help you become a better person and …

What Only the CEO Can Do

I became Procter & Gamble’s CEO in June 2000, in the midst of a crisis. On March 7 of that year the company had announced that it would not meet its projected third-quarter earnings, and the stock price plummeted from $86 to $60 in one day, leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a 374-point …

Avoid These Three Traps and Become a More Decisive Leader

I recently oversaw a study designed to clarify the relationship between pivotal decisions and leadership. Based on our nationwide survey of 500 …

Meetings That Don’t Suck

Ken Norton Contributor<p>Ken Norton is a partner at Google Ventures, where he advises startups on product management.<p>For most of us, and certainly for most of your team, meetings are the least productive part of our day. Yet too many brilliant people are stuck in too many meetings. Meeting cultures …

7 TED Talks that will make you a better leader

But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out on my own how to be a good boss and business person. That was 25 years ago, before Ted and the Internet made expert learning fast and accessible.<p>Today, the most amazing experts are available in powerful short bursts that will be sure to increase …

Mobile Devices in Learning: Utilizing the Ubiquitous Platform for Corporate Learning

Mobile Devices are an indispensable part of our people’s life – both at work and home. Using smartphones or tablets, they read newspapers on their …

Education Technology

How Old-School Management Kills Work Culture

Early in my career, I had an encounter with a senior leader that left such a vivid impression on me that I can still remember it like it was yesterday. It was our first meeting as manager-employee. We were less than five minutes into our conversation when he abruptly and sharply interrupted, “Wait, …

Learn Computer Programming Basics Online

Learn how to speak with developers better so that you can better plan, budget, and execute your projects<p>Are you a creative or entrepreneur that …

Columbia University