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Agile Requirements – Visual Modeling Techniques

Have you heard of IKIWISI before? It stands for -I'll KNOW IT WHEN I SEE IT- :) Yes, customers don't really know what they want and simply asking them to tell you won't help. That is why Agile advocates using visual modeling techniques to engage your...

Part 13 – Resolving One-on-One Conflict

Do you have some conflict and baggage sitting below the surface with another team member? Have you tried to let go of this issue but it keeps coming back in your heart/mind or in their actions to where it has now affected your relationship with them...

Part 12 – Correcting Dysfunctional Team Member Behavior

One of the most frustrating things teams complain about is having a specific team member who is allowed to get away with dysfunctional behavior that doesn't align with team norms. Many teams say that dominant team members - or ones who use commanding or abusive language...

Part 11 – Emotional Intelligence

Are you aware of how you affect other people through your style and your verbal and non-verbal behaviors? Are you able to manage this effectively? Are you socially aware of how others affect you, what relationships you have, which ones you need to improve on and so...

Part 10 – One-on-One Coaching Tips

Do you have those weekly one-on-one meetings with your manager or your own employees and wonder how you can effectively use that time? Many use this meeting for a quick status report or problem-solving but miss the opportunity for coaching. This video provides a simple coaching...

Part 9 – Team Storming Stage

Storming is the FUN stage, where all the drama and conflict occurs. :) So how do we know we're in storming? what is your role as a leader or team member to help your team get out of storming and move to the more healthy 'Norming'...

Part 8 – Team Norms and Agreements

Does your team have explicit norms and agreements that they have defined? If not, then chances are your team does have implicit norms that are emerging based on what your team considers 'acceptable behaviors.' Team norms are at the HEART of setting up a healthy team...

Part 7 – Team Forming Stage

This video will cover the most important things you should do as a leader or team member during the FORMING stage of your team to set up the team for success. Many teams survive for years without these elements and suffer from various dysfunctions due...

Part 6 – Understanding Team Motivators

What motivates your team depends on so many factors, one of them could be their generation or age group. Understanding what motivates each member individually and then aligning people's private goals with the team and organization goals requires pretty strong leadership skills....

Part 4 – Shifting Towards Servant Leadership

Now that we have discussed what Servant Leadership is about, the question is how do you begin to shift to this style of leadership? Honestly, we can spend two full days just on this topic but this short video will give a few tips on...

Part 3 – Servant Leadership

Commanding, controlling and directing people down to their task level or on the other side allowing team members do what they want when they want it with no vision or boundaries are both examples of the two extremes of the leadership spectrum. This video will...

Part 2 – Team Maturity Stages

This is a very important topic that relates to understanding team dynamics by understanding the four key maturity stages a team experiences. We will cover the key characteristics of Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing as a foundation for our discussion on Servant Leadership and how...

Part 1 – Foundations of High Performing Teams

This video will take a practical view into the cost of disengagement, the signs that someone is disengaged and some of the key root causes that drive this. We will also cover functional vs. cross-functional teams and the top characteristics of high performing teams. ...

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