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Management & Leadership (36)

The Failure Shirt: Agile Diplomats at the EU

“We made a mistake. They are going to hate me tomorrow,” he said. Imagine a room with 28 EU diplomats, twice that many specia...

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Commitment is Easy

Commitment Is Easy, Persuasion Is Hard

Several weeks ago, almost 100 people answered to my call for beta readers for my new book. That was far more than I had expected. However...

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The New CEO: Creative Ecosystem Organizer

CEO's should not be Chief Executive Officers. They should be Creative Ecosystem Organizers. I am now officially the new CEO of ...

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I Hated Management, Now I Love It

I remember well that I hated management, many years ago. I hated checking whether people had done what I told them to do. I hated doing p...

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Taking Care of Horses

The original meaning of the word “management” is taking care of horses. I think some teams are like race horses, bred and nurtu...

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The 3 Criteria for Agile Leadership Practices

What does it mean for a leadership practice to be Agile? FedEx days? Yes. Open Door policy? No. Moving Motivators? Yes. Time clocks? No! ...

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21 Concrete Practices for Agile Managers (Part 2)

At the ALE2011 conference in Berlin I organized an open space session about Concrete Practices for Agile Managers. For almost an hour at ...

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Concrete Practices for Agile Managers (Part 1)

I was reading Jerry Weinberg’s book Becoming a Technical Leader last week, and I came across his advice to start a journal and write fo...

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What Are Best Practices for Agile Managers?

What are the best practices for Agile managers? Which recurring tasks should managers put on their task lists? Yes I know, there is no su...

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The Purpose of Leadership (video)

And here's another video of a talk I did at the Norwegian Developers Conference. This talk is about managing and leading self-organiz...

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Cultivate Informal Leadership

Leaders in a team are sometimes called “Leads” or “Chiefs,” like technical leads, project leads, chief programmers, and chief arc...

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The Nonsense of Leadership (Princes and Priests)

Leadership is a term used by many, but sometimes understood by only a few. Again and again I feel compelled to question ideas about leade...

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