A few weeks back I read this quote from Brene Brown book “Dare to lead”: “We’ve got to stop every once in a while and celebrate one another and our team victories, no matter how small. Yes, there’s more work to be done, and things could go sideways in an hour, but that will never… Read More Celebrating. Success, failure or both?
This Tuesday we had our company strategy gathering. Among other things we were discussing what could be the actions behind our core values. One of the values is teamwork. Even though this word has a clear meaning for me, I found it extremely hard to write down certain actions. I wrote: “Respect, help and trust… Read More Teamwork is a feeling?
Expectations. And goals. What is the difference? In my experience too high or wrong expectations is the biggest challenge in all relationships……… Read More Keep your expectations high on achievement and low on people
This heading is a quote by Steve Jobs. Wise words. Today is the first day of a new year – 2019. It is a time of a year to be optimistic, give promises, hope for a wonderful year and believe that everything is possible. I believe dreaming and setting goals plays a big role in… Read More The only way to do great work is to love what you do
Public speaking has always been a challenge for me. However, challenges are good. I have set myself a goal to practice-practice-practice and learn to get better. First thing I learned – most people fear public speaking. Even the ones who seem perfect at it! Eric Edmeades said it is #1 fear in the world (death… Read More Fear of public speaking
Once upon a time in Copenhagen, at Nordic Project Zone, Nigel Risner was a keynote speaker. He gave his famous “It’s a zoo around here” lecture. By that time I was familiar with several personality type classifications like DISC, Belbin Team Roles etc. Each of them very good. I still enjoyed Nigel’s classification for its… Read More Know your people
Vision. A powerful word that is often hard to define and understand. I have been involved with a lot of satisfaction surveys. Also, I have repeatedly done Team Self Assessment* in my teams. Company / customer / team vision’s score is hardly ever close to perfect. Even if you talk about it constantly in your… Read More Vision. Never enough.
Haven’t you noticed that at meetings/seminars/workshops it is harder and harder to get people to be present and concentrate on the subject? There is so much interfering – someone’s phone beeps, hundreds of ‘tasks’ wondering around at our heads etc. So, how can we have an effective and short meetings with everyone actually being present?… Read More Bring play to what you do
We live in the world where new software products are born on each moment (just to be clear – I do not have a real statistics on that). So, naturally we have a lot of tools available to help us to build team-spirit, to organize our work and to communicate with our customers (Jira, Google… Read More Hooked on Slack
In the past few years I have learned the value of values. I don’t mean any kind of financial values, but people’s core beliefs. New knowledge is easy to get, new skills are easy to learn, but it is extremely hard, if not impossible, to change someone’s beliefs (unless they want to change it). So,… Read More A game of values