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How (not) to provide feedback – John Poelstra

In this episode of Le Podcast, I had the great pleasure of having John Poelstra to discuss a very personal experience about providing feedback.

John has a great show. I have been on the show twice. The first time to discuss Changing Your Team From The Inside. The second with Michael Doyle to discuss how to build and lead effective remote teams.

The highlights of the episode are:

  • the difference between the content of the feedback and how it is delivered
  • the place of the ego in the feedback process
  • who is responsible for our experiences
  • how to deal with expectations or needs
  • how the responsibilities are on both ends
  • the dance between people is the relationship
  • how you show up makes a big difference
  • polarization, win/lose mentality makes it worse

Recommended book in the episode:

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How to deal with your stars – Frank Jansen

In this episode, I had the great pleasure of having Frank Jansen join Le Podcast to discuss how to deal with stars.

In a previous post, Care Personally, I touched about how Kim Scott defines Radical Candor: Care Personally and Challenge Directly.

We started the discussion referencing how Kim Scott defines Rock Stars and Super Stars in her book: Radical Candor.

  • Rock stars are a source of stability for the team, people very talented, and they will keep doing it for years.
  • Superstars are a source of growth for the team; they want to change everything; they are looking to grow at their next level.

Frank explained how he supports the growth of people in his team, how he builds diversity in the team, how he creates the conditions of a fearless organization with the goal that the team is able to manage itself, and, in the end, how the team gets incredibly great results.

I am eager to hear your feedback, so drop me a note at alexis@monville.com, on Twitter or LinkedIn. You can also use those channels to propose the next question you want Le Podcast to answer. We can even record the answer together!

Where to listen:

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The Podcast Experiment

I tried a new experiment last month! I recorded a few podcast episodes:

  1. The first one answers one important question: “How to form a team?” I recorded it with Valentin Yonchev and Matt Takane from the Red Hat Open Innovation Labs.
  2. The second one is a celebration of the availability of Changing Your Team From The Inside as an audiobook, with Michael Reid the narrotor of the book.
  3. The third one is an answer to the question: “How to create great goals?”
  4. I recorded the fourth one with Jerome Bourgeon to answer the question: “Do cultural differences influence the adoption of agile”

Of course, I am interested in your feedback about that experiment.

Maybe you have ideas about change, or you have questions to ask, and maybe even you want to record the answer to a question with me?

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Do cultural differences influence the adoption of agile?

In today’s episode, Jérôme Bourgeon and I will explore the question of cultural differences and their influence on the adoption of agile.

Spoiler, we don’t think that cultural differences are the real problem.

Jérôme is an agile coach with Zenika. He is based in Singapore.

Together we discussed:

  • build trust take a different amount of time
  • culture of companymatters more than countries (Jérôme used the model proposed by Frederic Laloux in his book Reinventing Organizations)
  • beliefs of people matter more than anything else
  • the power of appreciative inquiry and how to use it
  • accepting differences that are important for people

I am eager to hear your feedback, so drop me a note at alexis@monville.com, on Twitter or LinkedIn. You can also use those channels to propose the next question you want Le Podcast to answer. We can even record the answer together!

 

Where to listen:

Anchor Breaker Google Podcast Radio Public Spotify RSS


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How to create great goals?

In today’s episode, I will answer one questions I have been asked several times over the past weeks:

How to create great goals?

And more specifically, how to create great goals using the OKRs approach. OKRs stands for Objectives and Key Results.

In the episode, I used a simple example and the Impact Mapping approach, to walk you through the process of creating great OKRs.

I am eager to hear your feedback, so drop me a note at alexis@monville.com, on Twitter or LinkedIn. You can also use those channels to propose the next question you want Le Podcast to answer. We can even record the answer together!

 

Where to listen:

Anchor Breaker Google Podcast Radio Public Spotify RSS


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Celebrating the audiobook with Michael Reid

In today’s episode, we celebrated with Michael Reid, the narrator, the availability of the audiobook edition of Changing Your Team From The Inside.

Among other topics, we discussed the importance of:

  • making the work visible,
  • invest time to play learning games,
  • buidling lasting relationship,
  • and clarify the goals of the team.

We concluded on the note that the book is for all practitioner and not only for managers, and that the book really equips you to make positive change in the team, from the inside.

Where to listen:

Anchor Breaker Google Podcast Radio Public Spotify RSS


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How to form a team?

Today I had the chance to sit with Valentin Yonchev and Matt Takane from the Red Hat Open Innovation Labs. Wanting to benefit from their vast experience of building cross-functional teams, I asked them a question: How to form a team?

This episode of the podcast is their answers to that question. You will find a lot of practical things to apply in your context whether you need to assemble a group of people only for a meeting, for a short engagement, or longer term.

During the discussion, Matt mentioned the Open Practice Library as a place to find the practices. We also used “pulling the Andon cord,” without really defining what it was, you can find out more details here.

 

Where to listen:

Anchor Breaker Google Podcast Radio Public Spotify RSS


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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 and manager discomfort
  • Creating the conditions for great work
  • Hiring, onboarding, training, mentoring
  • Empathy and personas
  • Understandgin the Flow of work
  • Bottleneck and constraints
  • More effort is not the solution
  • Measure the impact of the work from a customer perspective, not the work itself

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Collaboration Superpowers Podcast

I enjoyed the interview with Lisette Sutherland for the Collaboration Superpowers Podcast.

The focus of Lisette is on collaboration between people working remotely. She has a ton of ideas on how to make remote work successful.

Lisette is the author of a great book: Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely—Successfully—for Individuals, Teams, and Managers.

Check out the podcast and let me know what you think!

Graphic design of the header by Alfred Boland (reused shamelessly from the Collaboration Superpowers website)

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On The John Poelstra Show!

I was on The John Poelstra Show last week, and as John said: It was a great conversation. John is energetic and supportive, and I enjoyed the way he guided the conversation.

One part, I really enjoyed, was the transition he made between his question about waterfall project management and the reference to the book Ego Is The Enemy. It helps me realize that I was not exactly kind and moderate in my previous answer, and I wondered at that moment who was really speaking.

John gives the highlights of the conversation in his post.

The podcast is available on Spotify, and, of course, your favorite podcast listening tool.

Let me know what you think!

 

 

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