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The Breakfast Huddle on Innovation Fatigue

The Breakfast Huddle on Innovation Fatigue

While I was travelling to Singapore, I have been invited to discuss innovation with Eliott Danker on MoneyFM. Thanks to Eliott interviewing talent, we touched on a lot of different aspects: Innovation fatigue Sustainability Burnout Innovation and customer experience Team organization preventing people to innovate Inclusivity of different perspectives Management of talented individual Manager role …

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Theory X and Theory Y

Theory X and Theory Y

I had the great pleasure to deliver the closing keynote of Voxxed Days Singapore. During the talk, Going Open, I introduced Douglas McGregor theories on human motivation and management that he developed at the MIT Sloan School of Management  in 1957. The assumption in Theory X is that workers are lazy; they dislike and don’t …

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Going Open – Closing Keynote

Going Open – Closing Keynote

On May 31, 2019, I had the pleasure to deliver the closing keynote of Voxxed Days Singapore: Going Open! Thank you to all the participants and organizers for a fantastic event! I had the opportunity to sign my book, Changing Your Team From The Inside on the Red Hat booth, and to meet great people! …

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Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and reviews contribute significantly to the success of a book — not a rocket science fact. When we go to platforms like Goodreads, we choose our next book based on the category, the title, the cover, the abstract, AND the ratings and reviews! It seems that ratings and reviews account for a lot in …

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Agile Games New England 2019

Agile Games New England 2019

In two previous posts, OKRs! OK What?, and The worst presentation ever, I covered sessions proposed during the Open Space on the third day of Agile Games 2019. In this post, I would like to highlight the other sessions in which I found interesting “nuggets”, to use a term that my friend and colleague, Matt …

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OKRs! OK What?

OKRs! OK What?

OKRs! OK, What? Joseph Contreras, Scrum Master at Fidelity, proposed this Open Space session on the third day of Agile Games 2019. Joseph invited the participants to contribute to a short presentation of what Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are. In a nutshell, Objectives are where we want to go, and Key Results tell us …

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The worst presentation ever

The worst presentation ever

Last week, I attended Agile Games New England. The last day of the conference uses Open Space Technology which is the best way to organize and run a conference. With an Open Space, all attendees are active participants. They define the program and choose which sessions to contribute. They also have the freedom to leave …

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Version 2 of the book is available

Version 2 of the book is available

It took a few month to get to the second version of the book, Changing Your Team From The Inside. The paperback version is available on Lulu and the electronic version is on Leanpub. The new version of the book will be available on Amazon in a few days, keep in mind that Amazon takes …

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Team Agreements

Team Agreements

In the book, Changing Your Team From The Inside, I touched several times the notion of Team Agreements. Team Agreements are critical to the success of a team. By writing your team agreements, you define your standard. You set the baseline that you will improve in the future. In the team agreements, you answer the …

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Can we be offended by change?

Can we be offended by change?

I woke up one morning, and there was a heated conversation on my favorite mailing-list. Someone had made a point that for the annual donation, and among other possible charities, we should pick Sandy Hook Promise. Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) trains students and adults to know the signs of gun violence. SHP develops and delivers …

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