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Do You Encourage People to Bring You Problems?

One of the familiar tensions in management is how you encourage or discourage people from bringing you problems. One of my clients had a favorite saying, “Don’t bring me problems. Bring me solutions.” I could see the problems that saying … Continue reading

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I’m a Management Expert on Twitter

I’ve just been named to one of the 100 top management experts on Twitter. See Keeping Up with #Management:100 Experts on Twitter. You have to page down under “Executive Coaching” to see me. I’ll return to editing my “Design Your … Continue reading

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Public Workshops March 17, 18, 21, 2014 in London

I’m offering three public workshops this spring in London again. Monday March 17, I’ll lead an Introduction to Agile Project Management. If you are wondering, “Does my company think I’m an agile project manager?” or “What is this agile project … Continue reading

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Become an Influential Agile Leader, Toronto and Edinburgh

Are you transitioning to agile? Is it going well? If it your transition is going well, excellent. I’m happy for you. But if you are like many of the leaders across the organization I’ve met, you have plenty of problems. … Continue reading

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London Workshops Almost Full, May 16 & 17, 2013

Are you considering joining me in my Coaching or Project Management workshops in London on May 16 or May 17, 2013? If so, please decide quickly. I have room for two more people in the coaching workshop. I have room … Continue reading

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Start Your Agile Project Right and Coaching Master Class in London, May 16 and 17, 2013

I am going to be in London, May 16 and 17, 2013. I am offering two interactive public workshops, one on starting your agile project right, and a master class on coaching. See the detailed syllabus and signup page for … Continue reading

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AgileIndyConf Slides Posted: Agile Managers Essence of Leadership

I spoke at AgileIndyConf last week. I had a blast. Met lots of great people from Indianapolis, got to hang with people like Christopher Avery (@christopheraver), Ron Jeffries (@ronjeffries), Chet Hendrickson (@chethendrickson), Angela Harms (@angelaharms), Mike Kelly (@ michael_d_kelly), Joe … Continue reading

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Nurturing Leadership

I had an email conversation with a colleague about when you let people fail versus when you rescue them—how you nurture leadership. The context is with people who are new to management, or new to a particular piece of work … Continue reading

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Coach New People to Success

I’ve been having some strange email conversations with two testers, one business analyst, and a project manager. Yes, a total of four new people. They have each found jobs on projects. And, they are in over their heads. Each of … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Manager Posted: Are Your Shoulds Driving Your Decisions

I posted my most recent Pragmatic Manager: Are Your “Shoulds” Driving Your Decisions? Yes, in case you couldn’t tell, I am doing a series on project portfolio management, so that you do take a look at my Peer Project Portfolio … Continue reading

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