Re-Energizing My Mind at an Exciting New Conference

Last week was somewhat packed with events - why do things always work out like that? I will write about Lego Serious Play and the EQ Summit later, this post is about Aginext Conference (Aginext.io).  Not heard of it before?  That's not surprising, as it was the very...

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Keep It Simple – the unexpected joy of less

Subscribers to the (somewhat erratic) fluidworking newsletter already know my story of "The Great Wardrobe Simplification". If you don't, stay with me here, I promise this is not a post about fashion! Actually, this is an article about simplicity. It all started with...

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Focus Training For Skills Your Team Needs Now

As part of the Building a Centre of Excellence blog post series, I've covered Why is it important? How is it a competitive advantage? How to hire well How to develop your existing team This time I want to talk about team training.  Specifically, training the...

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Leading the Individuals You Have to Be a Terrific Team

This post is part of a mini-series about building a centre of excellence. So far I've written about why that is important, and the need to hire and retain good talented individuals, and how you can do that better.  Next I want dive into bringing out the secret...

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How to Hire Well – Building a Centre of Excellence

This post is the third in a series about building a centre of excellence.  Last time I wrote about why a centre of excellence is a competitive advantage in business.  This time ... I am torn!  Should I next talk about developing your existing people, or about hiring...

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Why A Centre of Excellence is a Competitive Advantage

Last week I kicked off a mini-series of blog posts about the importance of building a centre of excellence (CoE).  In this post I want to explore why you should view doing so as a competitive advantage for your company.   First, exactly how is a centre of excellence a...

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Why You Need to Build a Centre of Excellence

Over the coming weeks I plan to write a series of posts about building a centre of excellence.  I intend to cover some reasons why it is important, how you can set up your own, and discuss some of the things it could help improve in your business. For example, a...

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Perspective on the Inspiration and Perspiration of Writing

I did  a series of individual goal-setting with each of the NewVoiceMedia Scrum Masters last month.  Whilst it isn't quite the same as the holy seal of the confessional, they are still personal & private, so I can't share them. Yet I learned so much! There were...

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Playing the Agile Game Needs to be Fun

We have played games for as long as humans have had a few minutes of spare time.  The first time we play any new game we start by asking:  what is the objective?  What are the rules (the constraints under which we agree to play). We ask these questions in order to...

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