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  • Pivoting Forward: The Birth of Our Vision

    Pivoting Forward: The Birth of Our Vision

    By Alexis Monville & Jeremie Benazra “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” This ancient wisdom resonates deeply through the cycles of life, reminding us how impactful the understanding and embracing of endings is to welcome new chapters truly. So, what does it take to pause and reflect meaningfully at the closing of…

  • Reflecting on Rhythms and Relationships: Insights from Kent Beck at Plato Elevate

    Reflecting on Rhythms and Relationships: Insights from Kent Beck at Plato Elevate

    On November 8, 2023, Kent Beck, an influential software engineering figure and the Agile Manifesto’s original signer, delivered a profound session at the Plato Elevate conference in San Francisco. His talk, titled “What I Learned about Coaching in the Back of an Ambulance,” offered a journey through his illustrious career and the evolution of his…

  • The Story Behind “Pearlside”: Redefining Leadership for a Sustainable Future

    The Story Behind “Pearlside”: Redefining Leadership for a Sustainable Future

    The Pearl Perspective When you hear the word “sand,” what comes to mind? For some, it’s the tiny grain that can jam the gears of a well-oiled machine. For others, it’s the beginning of something beautiful—a pearl. At Pearlside, we choose to see the pearl. Why? Because we believe in the transformative power of perspective.…

  • Unleashing Leadership Potential: A Conversation with Ali Schultz from Reboot.io

    Unleashing Leadership Potential: A Conversation with Ali Schultz from Reboot.io

    As we navigate the dynamic world of leadership, it’s crucial to uncover the human essence behind the title. This week on Le Podcast on Emerging Leadership, I had the pleasure of delving into this subject with Ali Schultz, co-founder of Reboot.io. Celebrating a decade of transformative coaching and organizational development, Ali brings a wealth of…

  • New Experiment for Effective Meetings: Discovery One-on-One

    New Experiment for Effective Meetings: Discovery One-on-One

    Hello, Ever struggled with breaking the ice in meetings with new colleagues or clients? I’m excited to share a unique approach from our book, “I am a Software Engineer and I am in Charge,” that transforms these encounters. 🎯 Introducing: Discovery One-on-One 🤔 What Is It? This is a structured yet flexible approach to prepare…

  • The Essence of Leadership: Insights from Agile Tour Bordeaux

    The Essence of Leadership: Insights from Agile Tour Bordeaux

    At the recent Agile Tour Bordeaux conference, attendees had a unique opportunity on Friday afternoon: a segment dedicated solely to exploring ideas through open space technology. Within this dynamic framework, I had the privilege of conducting a workshop that probed the nature of leadership. The high participation and engagement from attendees made this discussion exceptionally…

  • Cultivating a Global Culture: Lessons from Canva

    Cultivating a Global Culture: Lessons from Canva

    📣 Have you ever wondered how some companies manage to preserve their culture while expanding on a global scale? 🔗 I came across an insightful article that delves into this very question, looking at how Canva—yes, the design platform we all love—has successfully maintained a unified culture while spanning across continents. 🌟 Key Takeaways:1️⃣ Culture…

  • The Origins of the BEPS Framework

    The Origins of the BEPS Framework

    Navigating the bustling corridors of a 300-strong cloud infrastructure team, I witnessed firsthand the complexities and challenges of a large-scale software development setup. The traditional organization with its neatly partitioned functions – product management, software engineering, quality assurance, and the like – seemed efficient on paper, but it was far from optimal. We brought together…

  • The Myth of “Startup Culture”

    The Myth of “Startup Culture”

    The term “startup culture” is often thrown around in the business world, conjuring images of casual dress codes, open office spaces, and a relentless drive for innovation. However, after delving into the operations of various startups, like Freetrade, it becomes evident that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all “startup culture.” Instead, the culture of a startup is…

  • The Future of Consulting: How Clarasys is Redefining the Game

    The Future of Consulting: How Clarasys is Redefining the Game

    In the ever-evolving business world, it’s not uncommon to come across companies claiming to be ‘innovative’ or ‘disruptive.’ However, occasionally, you stumble upon a gem that embodies these terms. One such company is Clarasys, a consulting firm that has taken a bold leap from its traditional roots to become a beacon of innovation. The Journey…