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Month: March 2016

Just talk to each other already!

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Have you ever observed a team and felt like you were watching a real-life episode of a TV drama? You know the one: two star-crossed lovers continually failing in their efforts to tell each other how they feel because they continuously misinterpret the actions of the other? The one where you want to scream at the TV “Just tell him how you feel already!” But, instead, you continue on watching as, time after time, the opportunities to have those deep and meaningful conversations are wasted.

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw

When we don’t have the information we need, our minds struggle to fill the gap so we can process our complex world and its relationships. The filler of choice is assumptions – they are convenient and plentiful. A lot of the time we don’t even realize we are making so many random assumptions and we accept these assumptions as fact. Unfortunately, we’re not always perfect at coming to the right conclusions.

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Webinar: Metric-Driven Coaching

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Metric-Driven Coaching

Live webinar: Wednesday, March 23 at 1p.m. EDT – Watch the recording

Find out how to choose the right metrics to measure your team’s effectiveness. You’ll also learn how to avoid the pitfalls of managing by numbers.

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Visualizing more than just work with Kanban boards

Working at LeanKit is the first time I’ve seen all parts of a company use Kanban boards. I’ve seen some new uses of these visual boards for making information easy to obtain and some good examples of tracking things that don’t relate to our day jobs. Here are a few…

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