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 literally twenty seconds of just … Read moreHow to change your world with 20 seconds of Insane Courage

How to Learn To Find Value in Your Own Praise

During one of our pair working sessions many months ago, Melisa and I enjoyed discovering that we are very different types of coaches.  The more we talked, the more we found that we each get a little kick of dopamine in our brains for completely different things.  We can see this in the different ways we … Read moreHow to Learn To Find Value in Your Own Praise

Resolving To Be Better (A New Year Retrospective)

Resolving To Be Better

This is really a sister post to A Christmas Retrospective I shared at the end of last year.  That one was about how to ask for help with a particular problem.  This time it is much more traditional in that it is team focussed and is to do with reviewing how good our habits are. In many cultures, … Read moreResolving To Be Better (A New Year Retrospective)

3 Key Agile Metrics For A Team

What to look at, what to look for, and what it all means. Agile metrics, are lagging indicators of how the work has gone for a team in the past. Financial institutions are fond of pointing out that “past achievements are no guarantee of future performance”. This is true in agile teams too. At the … Read more3 Key Agile Metrics For A Team

The Importance of Asking a Better Question

Douglas Adams wrote in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy of a giant super computer that after many years of processing finally answered the question “what is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything?” It confirmed that the answer was in fact “42”. People were confused as it didn’t seem to be a sensible … Read moreThe Importance of Asking a Better Question