Reviews of the Books I Read in February

In this post I recently wrote about the importance of reading widely. (Also see my notes at the bottom of that post for alternatives to traditional ‘reading’). I believe this applies to everybody, but this blog is for relatively new Scrum Masters, with 1 or 2 year’s experience.  Each month I’ll post a brief run down of what … Read moreReviews of the Books I Read in February

Scrum Buddies! (Because we all need a little help sometimes)

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how to turn New Year Resolution rituals to the advantage of both you and your team.  This is a different slant on the same idea. So: you make a decision to do something regularly –  every day, or every week for example.   It is important to you and you know it … Read moreScrum Buddies! (Because we all need a little help sometimes)

Reviews of the Books I Read in January

In this post I recently wrote about the importance of reading widely. (Also see my notes at the bottom of that post for alternatives to traditional ‘reading’). I believe this applies to everybody, but this blog is for relatively new Scrum Masters, with 1 or 2 year’s experience.  Each month I’ll post a brief run down of what … Read moreReviews of the Books I Read in January

(Why You Must) Read*, Learn, Grow

learn from others

  If you ever want some entertainment pick one of my ‘soap-box topics’, light the blue touch paper and stand well back for the show.  Now, I’m usually a fairly balanced person but those who know me know how this goes.  If a topic come up about which I am deeply passionate, my “enthusiasm” can be rather like a … Read more(Why You Must) Read*, Learn, Grow

Mind Control, Manipulation & Influence

If you knew you could control what someone thought, how they thought ….anyone at all….would you do it? Aside from the (hopefully) obvious moral implications of this, try it as just a thought exercise for a moment.  You could free this person of self-doubt, foster self-compassion, and help them be the very best version of themselves.  Maybe … Read moreMind Control, Manipulation & Influence