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    Q&A on the Book "The Stupidity Paradox"

    by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 20, 2017 1

    In "The Stupidity Paradox", Andre Spicer and Mats Alvesson explore how knowledge intensive organizations employ smart people and encourage them to do stupid things. Functional stupidity can be catastrophic, however a dose of stupidity can be useful. The book advises how to counter stupidity or reduce the consequences, how to exploit it, and how to benefit from it.

  • Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

    The Role and Importance of Communication in Post-Hierarchical Leadership

    by Tyrone Castelanelli Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 28, 2017

    Communication is important in a modern, post-hierarchical business. Based on theoretical and empirical research which analysed the role of internal corporate communications in a post-hierarchic leadership system, this article explores fundamentals of post-hierarchic management and leadership and underlines how corporate communications can act as a catalyst to foster and enable such a new paradigm.

  • Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

    A View from the Trenches: the C-Suite’s Role in Organizational Transformation

    by Peter Karlson Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 12, 2017

    The attributes of an Agile approach – flexibility, predictability, quality, and speed to market are priorities for all successful businesses. Why then, are organizational transformations a challenge for most? The answer often lies with company leadership and an inability to lead the massive cultural shift necessary for a successful company-wide transformation.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

People Re-Engineering How-To’s: Mentoring As A Service

Posted by Medhat Sabry Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 22, 2017

The software industry revamps half of its people every five years with fresh grads, causing a state of Perpetual Inexperience in its workforce. The author proposes Mentorship As A Service to help.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

Q&A on The Manager‘s Path with Camille Fournier

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 18, 2017

The book The Manager’s Path gives insight into managing engineers and what it takes to be a technical manager, discusses challenges of technical leadership and provides advice on dealing with them.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

Q&A on the Book Soul-Centered Leadership

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Jan 21, 2017

The book Soul-Centered Leadership provides ideas and exercises for developing skills to lead people while being in touch with your soul, based on emotional intelligence, psychology, and spirituality.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

Adding Purpose to Scrum with Holacracy

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  Jan 09, 2017

Holacracy can be a complete replacement for the traditional management hierarchy and can significantly increase motivation and productivity in organizations working with Scrum. 1

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

People Re-engineering

Posted by Medhat Sabry Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 28, 2016

it’s time to re-engineer our people not just our systems and processes. People Re-engineering inventively bundles what's needed to keep software people fit to meet their ever-growing challenges. 3

Architecture & Design Follow 486 Followers

Agile Sailors - A Journey from a Monolithic Approach to Microservices

Posted by Michael Gruczel Follow 0 Followers , Sigi Kaltenecker Follow 2 Followers , Hans Gruber Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 11, 2016

Over the last couple of years eSailors IT solutions has implemented big technological and organisational changes: cross-functional teams, dynamic loops, microservices, and leadership as a team sport.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

Predictable Agile Delivery

Posted by Russ Lewis Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 09, 2016

Human teams are unique, non-linear and unpredictable, but given the right conditions, their output can become linear, scaled and predictable. Managers have an enabling role to play.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

Johanna Rothman on Agile and Lean Program Management

Posted by Savita Pahuja Follow 1 Followers on  Jun 25, 2016

Johanna Rothman explores how to scale lean and agile processes to work in large programs in her book Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization.

Culture & Methods Follow 134 Followers

Q&A with Shawn Callahan on Putting Stories to Work

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers on  May 10, 2016

The book Putting Stories to Work by Shawn Callahan provides a process with a practical approach to master business storytelling; a leadership skill that helps to achieve results.

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