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Discussing Management, Teams, Agile, Lean, Kanban & more

This week’s video to watch: Pass Information, Not Instructions

I’ve been doing a lot of reading, watching and general researching in preparation for my talk “Boosting Agility by Scaling Your Decision-Making” at LeanAgile US later this month. It shouldn’t be a surprise that a key component to scale decision-making is to enable and prepare more people to make decisions. So, of course, I’m going to be reading and watching David Marquet.

This video is #176 in his 1 minute leadership nudge series. What’s great about this series is that the videos are all concise and focused on a very specific concept – you have to be to fit it in a minute (or so). The concept of this video is  about the difference between passing instructions, where we do what we are told, and passing information, where we can make decisions in the moment. Take a minute to watch and tell me what you think.

If you like this nudge, subscribe to the series. All of the ones I’ve seen so far are great and they are just 1 minute long! If you want to watch more of his videos, here are some great ones:

If you want to read more about scaling decision-making and intent-based leadership then you might want to read:

Do you have any ideas for future videos to watch? Contact me!

This week’s video to watch: What Agile is Not

This video is episode four of Jim Benson‘s series called the Agile Heretic. While the title of the series sounds provocative, the intent is only to help us reflect on how things have evolved. While questioning things can be thought of as heretical, I believe that the intent behind this video series is to remind us that it serves to improve, protect, not destroy. So, take ~12 minutes and listen with open ears to hear more about these seven things Agile is not:

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5 Steps To Visualizing Your Work In Kanban

My focus as an independent consultant at Lagom Solutions is to help people do more work with less stress… in other words, remove unnecessary drama. Visualizing your work is fundamental to that effort. I’ve created a poster that shows a repeatable framework you can use to help any team visualize their work in their context.

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