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Eight Noteworthy Books Of 2014

Over the last few years, a number of books have set out to describe the dramatically changed goals, practices and metrics of the emerging Creative Economy. Together these books can be seen as constituting the canon of the Creative Economy.<p>Here are eight new additions to the canon that came to my …

The Scrum Product Owner Role at a Glance

As the name suggests, a product owner should own the product on behalf of the company. The individual is responsible for ensuring that a product …

RSA ANIMATE: The Empathic Civilisation

The Future of Everything? It's About People Connecting with People

These last few years have been an interesting ride. As fun as it has been, it is the next few years that will be the most telling and also …

Science Confirms It: Your Crappy Boss Is Making You Unhappy

A boss’s technical competence is inextricably linked to workers’ well-being. Here, seven key insights from a new working paper.<p>There’s plenty of evidence out there to confirm the old adage that a happy worker is a productive worker. In a striking example from a 2012 study, American companies that …

Top 5 Reasons People Are Unhappy at Work

Annual surveys of workers tell us that job satisfaction has been on a continual and gradual decline since the 1980s (bottoming out in 2010 after the …

The Workplace

Why companies must provide a purpose for employees...

Nowadays, everyone talks about the importance of companies providing possibilities for employees to <b>find a purpose in daily work</b>. But why is this so …

Agile tools and techniques

Using agile tools and techniques can help your digital service team to:<p>self-organise and plan<br>• communicate (within the team and with the rest of your …

Innovative Practices for Managing Organizational Change

Changing yourself is difficult. Changing an organization? One might say impossible. And, Jason has written a handbook that allows you to consider …

Revolutionary Scrum Master Interview Questions You Must Know

Hi guys, in this blog post I am going to give you a lot of ideas of Scrum Master Interview Questions.<p>Some time ago, I wrote a couple of blog posts …

21 Habits of Happy People You Can Adopt in 2015

It's the perfect time of year to reflect on and learn from everything that happened in your life in 2014 and to set new inspiring intentions and goals for the year ahead.<p>Here are 21 habits of happy people you can adopt in 2015.<p><b>1. Forgive more.</b><p>The Buddha once said, "<i>Holding on to anger is like</i> …

Outcomes of agile meetings

Having an outcome defined, whether it’s for an event, phone call or meeting is very important. To quote Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland:<p>“Alice …

Shu Ha Ri Agile A Fantastic Tool For Agile Coaches

SHU HA RI AGILE A TOOL FOR AGILE COACHES<p>Hi, this week I want to introduce you an old Japanese martial art concept that describes the stages of …

Organisational structure: Matrix Organisation harms your company

Organisational structure is extremely important for the success of any business. In this blog post, I will explore how an organisational structure …

Lego Serious Play interview with Wiro Kuipers - Serious Play Pro

Video con la metodología LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, workshops realizados en Chile, Perú y Bolivia por el Coach y faciltador...<p>Stéphane Plisson referred to …

Building team trust using a Trust Canvas

Let’s talk about Trust. Rather let’s talk about different instruments and activities that can help to improve team relationships, convey expectations …

Leadership

Dec 20 – Tools are not the goal, they should help reach the real goal

“The purpose of kanban is to eliminate the kanban.”Implementing tools are not the goal. The tools can be a way for us to reach the real goal. The …

Make Salary Comparison Easy By Being Transparent

Image by Thomas Galves<p>Sometimes the life of an imaginary entity is rather easy. I never have to say ‘no’ to chocolate. If things get too busy, I can …

What makes a good ScrumMaster?

What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas, Not Enough Time

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>What do you do when you have too many ideas and not enough time? Or …

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Creative Thinking Skills: 29 Phrases Blocking Innovative Ideas

Is your organization lacking innovative ideas? Does it seem as if your employees are deficient in creative thinking skills?<p>If so, how frequently do …

John Maeda on Creative Leadership, Talking vs. Making, and Why Human Relationships Are a Work of Craftsmanship

<i>“A leader’s real ‘authority’ is a power you voluntarily give him,”</i> David Foster Wallace wrote in what remains the wisest meditation on leadership I’ve ever encountered, <i>“and you grant him this authority not with resentment or resignation but happily.”</i> But for many people in creative fields — …

20 most popular TED Talks of 2014

How to Stop Checking Email Like an Addict

Obsessive email checkers, this post is for you. Here's how to finally put your smartphone down--at least some of the time.<p>I don't usually write about personal and revealing matters, but recently I've noticed something I don't like about myself--I check email too often.<p>This confession doesn't come …

Descriptive, Creative and Challenging Imagination

Roos Victor 1999 European Management Journal p.351<p>You may have heard about three kinds of imagination: descriptive, creative and challenging. Roos & …