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Agile Team Adversity

We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. Barbara De Angelis I remember the first time I worked on a team trying agile. We had dreams of big changes and productivity. What resulted after training and setting up some backlogs was more chaos than […]

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Technology and Tools for Your Remote Team

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. -Confucius My father in law owns a hardware store in a small town. When my wife and I first got married I would ask for a new tool for Christmas. I started to accumulate many tools […]

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Secrets to excellent communication

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. Epictetus We all have struggled with communication. In our friendships and family relationships, we try to influence others but fall short. It is important as we learn to communicate to understand what others hear when we speak. […]

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Is it time for a change?

As a career coach, I get asked by people a lot if they should change jobs. I usually have a few questions for them to determine where they are at in their career. Some of us still work for one company our whole career, but this is becoming rarer. Perhaps you have had a long […]

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Creating a good onboarding process

The first day of employment at a new company is so critical in determining if this was the right move. Too many companies leave this to chance and don’t have things ready. One of my first positions in my career I started at a company and they didn’t have a computer or a phone for […]

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Agile Placements

Working with technical placement professionals, they like to approach the selling process by looking at what people they have available and trying to find slots for them. The incentive to place candidates is large and can be a handsome sum. In Stephen R Covey’s landmark book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, his fifth habit […]

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