Agile 2021: Negotiation Techniques for Stakeholder Management

We had a great time presenting at Agile 2021! Unfortunately, the workshops at the conference are not recorded. So we decided to make them available via other channels. For the materials, the best is to visit the original Medium blog, which has links to the long negotiation recording, a worksheet to download to practice while…

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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.…

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…

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…

5 Tips to Improve Your Own Emo EQ as a Product Owner

Emotions are contagious. Learn 5 practical techniques to evolve from reactive to responsive and position yourself as a strategic leader. A product manager is constantly balancing expectations from the business, the team, and users. It’s a tough and often thankless job, and it can feel a bit lonely, since there is usually only of you…

3 Tips & 8 Seconds for Scrum Masters to Change Emotional Climate

Find out how focusing on your own behavior could positively impact others The following blog is inspired by Scott Watson’s work, an emotional intelligence speaker and trainer who focuses on education. I hope they will complement what you are already doing well and help you create a tactical plan to improve your own emotional intelligence…