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  • Working Remotely: Good Practices and Useful Resources

    As the impact of COVID-19 continues around the world, many people will be experiencing a sustained period of remote working for the first time. To help you, we’ve collated remote working good practices and resources and will continue to do so as more emerges. While remote working may appear straightforward, there are common issues that come up as you shift to this way of working.

  • Q&A on The Host Leadership Field Book

    The Host Leadership Field Book: Building Engagement for Performance and Results provides 30 cases and experiences from people who are applying host leadership in different settings. The book emerged from the 2019 Host Leadership Gathering, and was edited by Mark McKergow and Pierluigi Pugliese.

  • Author Q&A: The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety

    Dr Timothy Clark has published the book The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety in which he explores how psychological safety is enabled in groups and how they progress through the four stages of inclusion safety, learner safety, contributor safety and challenger safety and why achieving challenger safety is so important for creativity and innovation

  • Q&A on the Book Change-Friendly Leadership

    Friendliness is the core denominator for active and willful participation of people when being affected by change, according to Rodger Dean Duncan. In his book CHANGE-friendly LEADERSHIP, he explores how to effectively lead and manage change, transition, and implementation issues in organizations.

  • Q&A on the Book Thinking Remote

    The book Thinking Remote - inspiration for leaders and distributed teams by Pilar Orti and Maya Middlemiss provides lots of ideas for managers and leaders who are working with remote or distributed teams. It can be used as a handbook for leaders of virtual teams, helping them to deal with the leadership challenges and making the transition to remote working.

  • Psychological Safety: Models and Experiences

    This paper discusses psychological safety that refers to a climate in which people are comfortable being (and expressing) themselves. A proposed model (called S.A.F.E.T.Y.) is discussed briefly, and the article proposes a path to how we can use this model in agile adoptions related to teams and organizations.

  • Appreciation at Work

    As organizations across the world are experimenting better ways to sustain their employees’ engagement, appreciation and recognition programs have flourished in the last five years, among the best, if not the best, tool of predilection for making employees feel valued. Appreciation benefits are not limited to companies’ performance; they also benefit individuals and teams.

  • Cultivating a Learning Organisation

    This article explores how creating an internal culture of experimentation and learning enabled a company to keep pace with the rapid iterations in tech that have become the regular way we do business. It shows that psychological safety is a key component of the learning organisation; employees need to be able to experiment and learn from any outcome - without fear that failure will be punished.

  • Crafting a Resilient Culture: Or, How to Survive an Accidental Mid-Day Production Incident

    While working at Etsy, Ryn Daniels accidentally upgraded Apache on every single server that was running it, which caused a production incident. Explore lessons learned in this article, including that although automation and orchestration can be great, you should make sure you understand what’s happening under the hood and what to do if your automation goes awry.

  • Successful Teams: How Leaders Build Their Tech Companies

    The first rule of success when starting a company is having a great team. This could be achieved by assuring both great leadership and a great hiring process. This could happen through following best recruitment practices, looking for employees with a can-do attitude, creating a unique company story, establishing a meaningful culture and enhancing a CEO’s skills.

  • The New Killer Apps: Teamwork and Weak Signal Detection Lessons from the Military

    There are a lot of great teamwork and weak signal detection lessons from the military that can help forward-leaning leaders create the organizational agility and safety they need to survive and thrive on their own terms in this VUCA world. This article explores how teamwork and weak signal detection lessons from the military are becoming “The New Killer Apps.”

  • Q&A on the Book Emotional Science

    The book Emotional Science by Michael K Sahota and Audree Tara Sahota provides an understanding of emotions, which, as stated by the authors, goes beyond current models in psychology. The book provides exercises that can be used to become aware of emotions and learn how to deal with them, which is a practical way of increasing your Emotional Intelligence.

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