Giving feedback honestly and effectively with Non-Violent Communication

Personal feedback is not easy to deliver. Often it is either felt as an attack or brought too softly and not clear. So how do you deliver feedback honestly and effectively? Non-Violent Communication might be the answer. I am just done with facilitating a long session. One of the attendants asks: “Can I give you …

The 4 stages of psychological safety

You probably know Psychological Safety is a prerequisite for true innovation. But do you know the 4 stages of psychological safety?

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It’s not a people problem

It’s not a people problem, it’s a situation problem. Here’s why and what to do.

Still sticking to the plan?

We know that traditional project management approaches put too much emphasis on the plan. But are we agilists really doing much better?

Creativity: best done alone?

Common knowledge seems to be that creativity is best achieved in groups. But is this the most effective way to create creative solutions?

Introverts and extroverts: meeting each other in conflict

Introverts and extroverts have very different needs, especially in a conflict. Here’s how to deal with that.

Stuck in your creative task? Step back and read a book

Argh! You find yourself stuck, no good idea comes out of your head. What to do? Stop and go read something and recharge that creative energy.

Why do devs still make less than managers?

Many developers move to a non-development position because it pays more and gives them more freedom. Even though they love being a developer more. Time to turn this around!

There’s no one right way

In most of our work, there’s no one right way. And you know it! Just take time to explore and discover your way.

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Are Agile tools your GPS?

Agile tools that help you with visualising your work, with capturing your users’ needs and with your retrospective are great. Just not an excuse to not have to think anymore.