How To Be A Better Interviewer

How To Be A Better Interviewer

I started this article wanting to give any interviewer a few great questions I use pretty much every time I interview for staff.   (Hat tip here to Rob Lambert at Cultivated Management, who taught me so much about hosting a great interview…and gave me SO much...

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How To Do A Goal Setting Exercise

I am currently working though goal setting sessions with each of the Scrum Masters at NewVoiceMedia. As a foundation for this, we ran a personal retrospective for each of our Scrum Masters at NewVoiceMedia during December.  Part of the reason was simply that it's...

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How to Do Your Personal Retrospective for the End of Year

In January, along with millions of other people, I intend to set myself some goals to achieve before the end of the year. I know that many people go through this exercise of goal setting, and not always for the same reasons.  For me, I've found that aiming big and...

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5 Things Every Day To Help You Become a Better Scrum Master

As a Scrum Master I run lots of little experiments with my team to see if we can get better at something.  As an Agile Coach, I run lots of little experiments with other Scrum Masters to see if we can get better at something. Experimentation is at the heart of the...

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Everything You Need to Teach a Feedback Workshop

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to speak to a group of lovely Scrum Masters about building a personal learning plan.  During our conversation I mentioned my feedback workshop.  This is great for opening discussion on what is often a difficult subject.  It is...

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How To Level Up Your Learning- What Next?

This is the second (definitely shorter) part of a 2-part piece I began last week, about developing your own learning plan.  This time we are looking at what you do once you have a solid learning habit, and are wanting to up the ante. (If you missed last weeks Part 1,...

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How To Create Your Own Guided Learning Plan

I recently wrote a guest post for Agile Cymru about how to get a habit for learning.  This week, I spoke to a wonderful Scrum Master Community about how they could each build their own personal development plans. It struck me that these 2 things are pieces in the same...

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How to change your world with 20 seconds of Insane Courage

In my last post I mentioned using my '20 seconds of insane bravery' and promised to explain in a later post. I love this idea.  I came across it originally in the movie: We Bought a Zoo. “You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just...

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My Hackathon Project

Hackathons are an institution at NewVoiceMedia.  We hold them every 4 months, and they last from the pitches on Wednesday noon until show & tell at the end of the day on Friday.  In case you aren't familiar with the term, a hackathon is a creative time when...

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