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Let them know

Consider letting people know when you are changing your approach, some might appreciate knowing that you intend on doing so

On
17 January 2015
In
Coaching, Transition
Tags
agile management, self organizing teams

An Agile Transition can be a difficult thing for those that have previously been responsible for direction or closely monitoring people’s activities. Often, new techniques and approaches need to be learned and practiced.

Even with the most co-operative person trying to make this change can be difficult. I often hear talk of uncooperative managers or middle managers and wonder if they have been given a fair chance to succeed in the new approach.

This is just one example, but you’ll see the same could apply to many situations.

I describe the situation as “Let them Know”.

Here’s ...

The Two Things You Have to Do to Be a Great Boss

What makes a great boss great?

On
10 August 2012
In
Lean Management
Tags
agile management, management

In my career, I've seen enough managers to lose count. Many of them were not so good, some were OK, and a few were great. That’s enough data to draw conclusions: what makes a great boss great?

It's not charisma. I did meet a few charismatic leaders, and I met some who would have gone unnoticed at any party. Neither stage presence nor the lack of it are crucial.

It's not vision. I've met leaders who could see the big picture, and others who just asked the right people for the right answer. You don ...

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