Embrace the Mess: How Oblique Thinking Sparks Creativity

What if the secret to creativity lies in embracing the “mess”? Learn how legendary artists like Keith Jarrett have transformed obstacles into creative breakthroughs using oblique thinking – a mindset that transforms chaos into opportunity for powerful problem-solving. The post […]

Agile, The Progress Principle, and a Healthy Inner Work Life

If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend the book: “The Progress Principle.” The authors’ explored the question: “What really makes people happy, motivated, productive, and creative at work…?” Plot spoiler alert: the title is a dead giveaway on what […]

Six Steps Towards Self Learning Teams and Organizations

One of the 12 principles behind the Manifesto for Agile Software Develop is: At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly. This adjustment of behavior can take many forms: from stopping […]

Clean Feedback Wraps – Ideal for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

Feedback – it’s the breakfast (lunch and dinner) of champions, yet it’s not always easy to successfully deliver (or hear) constructive feedback. So instead of a praise sandwich, try a feedback wrap! The post Clean Feedback Wraps – Ideal for […]