Posts Tagged: motivation

Boring retrospectives – part 12 : Story Oscars

  In this edition of Boring Retrospectives (and how to prevent them), I will explain the Story Oscars exercise. It’s an exercises I found on Corinna Baldauf’s great website on retrospective exercises. The exercise can be used in the data

Boring retrospectives – part 12 : Story Oscars

  In this edition of Boring Retrospectives (and how to prevent them), I will explain the Story Oscars exercise. It’s an exercises I found on Corinna Baldauf’s great website on retrospective exercises. The exercise can be used in the data

Offering unlimited vacation days to your employees

When I read Atlassian offered their employees unlimited vacations days since January, it thought it made perfect sense in their case! A traditional manager would think this is the worse idea ever.  Nobody would show up to work anymore.  Why

Offering unlimited vacation days to your employees

When I read Atlassian offered their employees unlimited vacations days since January, it thought it made perfect sense in their case! A traditional manager would think this is the worse idea ever.  Nobody would show up to work anymore.  Why

Vision based retrospectives – avoiding conflicting improvements

As most of you know, I’m quite fond of continuous improvement.  I guess it’s the whole idea of admitting that you can’t predict the future.  And therefore, if we wish to grow, we must learn and adjust instead of trying

Vision based retrospectives – avoiding conflicting improvements

As most of you know, I’m quite fond of continuous improvement.  I guess it’s the whole idea of admitting that you can’t predict the future.  And therefore, if we wish to grow, we must learn and adjust instead of trying

7 personal productivity tips

I’m addicted to personal productivity tips. How can I get more value out of my time that has become so scarce, during the last years? Here are 7 tips: 1.  Agree to a clear work-life balance and stick to it,

7 personal productivity tips

I’m addicted to personal productivity tips. How can I get more value out of my time that has become so scarce, during the last years? Here are 7 tips: 1.  Agree to a clear work-life balance and stick to it,

Why I quit

(image by peminumkopi) I quit one of my biggest clients last week. For almost 2 years, it has been a major part of my professional career.  You can imagine it was hard to say goodbye after such a long period.

Why I quit

(image by peminumkopi) I quit one of my biggest clients last week. For almost 2 years, it has been a major part of my professional career.  You can imagine it was hard to say goodbye after such a long period.

Hahaha, our team is great!

(image by Jitendr) I’ve always been a big fan of humour.   From subtle to absurd, I can appreciate it all.  Laughter makes life more enjoyable.  This is something I come to realize more often as I grow older. Off course

Hahaha, our team is great!

(image by Jitendr) I’ve always been a big fan of humour.   From subtle to absurd, I can appreciate it all.  Laughter makes life more enjoyable.  This is something I come to realize more often as I grow older. Off course

The benefit of challenging yourself

It becomes more clear to me year after year that I make most progress when I challenge myself to do stuff that scares me. Take public speaking for instance. People who know me from my younger years know that I

The benefit of challenging yourself

It becomes more clear to me year after year that I make most progress when I challenge myself to do stuff that scares me. Take public speaking for instance. People who know me from my younger years know that I

Encouraging project commitment as a department manager

If you agree that when you’re trying to successfully complete a project you need a team that is 100% committed, then you probably agree that most companies are not organized to support this. A lot of businesses today are organized

Encouraging project commitment as a department manager

If you agree that when you’re trying to successfully complete a project you need a team that is 100% committed, then you probably agree that most companies are not organized to support this. A lot of businesses today are organized