People & Process

By RiczWest | Various articles around mostly development process and the development of people

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Quantum Mechanics

Even Educators Believe Common Myths About Learning, Study Shows

Considering the popularity of brain teasers and brain-training apps, you'd think that people would know quite a bit could about the brain's role in …

The Brain

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need to Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Satya Nadella

Bruce Lee’s Never-Before-Seen Writings on Willpower, Emotion, Reason, Memory, Imagination, and Confidence

“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”<p>Although <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is best known for his legendary legacy in martial arts and film, he was also one of the most underappreciated philosophers of the twentieth century, instrumental in introducing Eastern …

Martial Arts

How to Handle Negative Feedback Like a Pro

Your first impulse could be to lash out, but you might find a greater advantage in these alternatives.<p>Getting negative feedback is never fun. As you're getting it, you usually want to crawl into a hole and never come out.<p>And after you leave that room? Well, you probably want to fire off quite the …

Inc. Magazine

Brain White Matter May Hold Clues to Autism, ADHD

There may be a link between white matter in the brain and autism.<p>Researchers at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine have found a …

Autism

Want to be happier? First, work out if you’re an ‘upholder’ or a ‘rebel’

Happiness expert Gretchen Rubin says there are four basic personality types, and improving your life is all about working out whether you conform or rise up<p>In the often-woolly world of personal development, Gretchen Rubin is a practical and grounded sort. She doesn’t even – shock – like meditation. …

Happiness

Why IT departments must reinvent themselves: Part 1

IT departments are on the verge of being irrelevant to businesses. Increasingly, there is a need to reinvent themselves and align better with the …

Innovation

learned from smart practitioners last night how design's arrival in big corporations as internal innovation units is exhausting designers

Robot Says "Culture" - Moving towards Teal

Key Takeaways<p>Teal is a colour within a sequence of colours that have evolved over time, which represent the predominant state of consciousness of the …

Organisms

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This is how your brain tells time

It takes a whole lotta gray matter.<p>Your mind is constantly counting: the rhythm of your speech, the minutes until your next snack, the awful pause between text messages. Without all that tallying, you’d misinterpret a friend’s motives, or (horrors!) miss doughnut time. So how does your clever …

The Brain

The Lost Art of Thinking in Large Organizations

If you ask managers in a large organization to approach a strategic business problem, their focus often quickly narrows to proposing solutions. When …

MIT

A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety

“There are more things … likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”<p><i>“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut observed in discussing Hamlet during his …

Alan Watts

The Four Ways to Manage Digital Talent and Why Two of Them Don’t Work

Digital has not only forced us to reimagine where and when work is done, but also who is going to do it. Digital leaders are experiencing new …

Human Resources

Great presenter or great communicator - it's your choice

Simon Sinek walked on stage wearing jeans, casual shoes and a long-sleeve t-shirt. He was about to deliver the Monday keynote at ATD 2016 to about …

How to Take Care of Yourself During Tough Times

<b>“Have respect for yourself, and patience and compassion. With these, you can handle anything.” ~Jack Kornfield</b><p>Several years ago, within a matter of …

Happiness

Leadership In An Agile Transformation

Moving Toward The Light!<p>The fact that leadership is critical in an Agile transformation should not be too shocking. As noted in Leadership: A Cycle …

Leadership

Think Before Reacting: How to Use Your Mental Pause Button

<b>“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.” ~Buddha</b><p>I used to be the queen of putting my foot in my mouth. I’d say the first …

Mindfulness

15 Business Models to copy + PDF Download

We’ve seen plenty of companies that get stuck in a rut after years of implementing the same old, same old strategies and failing to capture (or …

The Five Steps All Leaders Must Take in the Age of Uncertainty

Business leaders increasingly find themselves in unfamiliar territory marked by high levels of uncertainty and instability, a slowing global economy, …

MIT

How to Live Without Fear

Dali x KimDear friend,How do you live without fear? Let me give you some advice, that has helped steer me into the clear.1. You’re not going to …

Leonardo Da Vinci

4 Things You Can Do Today To Help Your Focus

Keeping on top of what you need to do doesn't have to scramble your brain. Refocus to stay on top of what truly matters.<p>Focus seems to be in ever-shrinking supply these days. The sheer number of distractions the human brain must contend with on a daily basis is staggering, and there's simply no way …

Productivity

Respect for People - Lean's Neglected Pillar

• Download<br>• MP3<br>• |<br>• Slides<br>• |<br>• Android app<p>37:40<p><b>Summary</b><br>Jon Terry explores some key ideas around team structure and the responsibilities of both team members and …

Project Management

Don't try to change someone's mind, do this instead

Last month, <i>The New Yorker</i> published an article called ‘Why facts don’t change our minds’, in which the author, Elizabeth Kolbert, reviews some …

Evan Leybourn of IBM on the Theory of Agile Constraints

Infoq is running a series of interviews with speakers at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference 2017. One of the speakers is Evan Leybourn, …

Project Management

Women in Agile and the Confidence Code

Bio<p>Kelly Snavely is a passionate agilest focusing on helping teams and organizations discover how to maximize the value they get from applying and …

Finding the best UX designers: how the world’s top companies do it

Over the last decade, the structure of traditional businesses has been challenged by an increasingly digitized professional landscape. An accelerating mobile workforce has resulted in attracting and retaining top talent to becoming a perpetual procedure for the majority of businesses. Even the most …

UX Design