Each week we take one of the 81 verses of the Tao-Te-Ching, pairing it with a toon and connecting the teaching to our work life.
A common career failure-mode is making every situation about you. Whether you are the hero or the victim, you won’t get far if you are the center of every story. Here’s how to shift your lens when it is self-focused.
In this week’s installment of the Toon-Te-Ching we take a closer look at the spaces in-between.
Self-importance kills performance in organizations. And yet, self-importance and status is a key element in most corporate cultures. How do we reconcile these conflicting cultural elements?
“I am an amazing typist, I type 110 words per minute!”. When our identity is intertwined with our job skills, it becomes really hard when the need for skills changes. Companies lose a lot of money in this skill-change lag. How can we smooth this transition?
Welcome to this week’s installment of the Toon-Te-Ching. Each week we are taking one of the 81 verses of the Tao-Te-Ching, pairing it with a toon and connecting the teaching to our work life.
The secret sauce of Agile is Frequent Feedback. But is feedback always a good thing?
Being “agreeable” means you are easy to be around, people want to work with you, you make people feel good. Can we be both agreeable and authentic? How do we remain authentic when we don’t agree? What if our authentic self is disruptive and contrary?
Reporting on features is the stupid-simple report that most organizations don’t use. Why not? Maybe it seems too simple? Yet when I show people their feature report they are stunned by what it reveals.
Connecting strategy to execution is the holy grail of most organizations. It’s something leaders strive for, but so often the strategy gets lost somewhere in translation. Why do we have much trouble keeping strategy connected on the ground?
Project managers ensure that things don’t fall between the cracks by coordinating and tracking each and every connection. In an increasingly complex world, this has become a herculean task. What we flipped the Project Manager’s role on its head?