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The 3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Manifest Your Best Life

Lessons from KonMari, the Growth Mindset, and the Psychology of Patterns  Image by AuthorRachel is a founder, a bringer of ideas, a bias-toward-action, err on the side of collaboration kind of gal. She’s started communities of practices, meditation groups, mentoring circles, and book clubs. She serves on conference boards. She speaks at conferences. She mentors others.…

Making Tech Debt Visible

Making Technical Debt Visible 4 steps to make it visible and the easy math to build the business case As a Product Owner, there is nothing more frustrating than using valuable development time to deal with technical debt. We use the debt analogy to remind us of the imperative need to mitigate it, to keep our products…

Fact or Crap

What’s on the other side of fear? What’s on the other side of fear? Fact or Crap? We use this catchy title, fact or crap, in training, to bust some lingering misconceptions about the subject and to reinforce positive learnings. Sometimes the answer is “A little of both.” Or “Let’s discuss this” because almost everything…

Label: Workaholic

Recharge. Restore. Relax. Labels are shortcuts. Don’t let them stick. Workaholic. I’ve thought about that word for a few days – since someone threw that label at me. I need time to form my answers when I am caught off guard and I felt un-prepared to respond. But now I am. This is what I…

Imposter Syndrome.

Let self-doubt be swept awayImposter Syndrome. We used to call it inferiority complex. There’s been a lot written about it in the last few years. It resonates with many, myself included. At a conference I attended, a speaker asked people in the audience to stand up if they had imposter syndrome. Most of the audience…

Making Change

Image by AuthorChange. In my line of work we spend a lot of time talking about change. Welcoming change, what to change, resistance to change, fear of change. Change your organization structure. Change your execution. Change your working patterns. It’s exhausting. There’s that funny thing in the mix: people. We can’t control people. And it…