Employee Engagement


Aug

13

2015
The Purpose of the Ethical Firm

The Purpose of the Ethical Firm

This is the first article in a series on employee engagement, and how it is affected by the relationship between workers, managers, and shareholders.  Its all rather experimental, so your reactions are welcome. Is the purpose of the firm to maximize shareholder value,...

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Jun

30

2015
‘Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo’ Problem Solving

‘Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo’ Problem Solving

I was recently reminded that often the simplest techniques are often the most powerful.  I was facilitating a problem-solving session which began to get into trouble when the group began to have trouble choosing between many different options.  My simple technique...

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Apr

12

2015
The 7 Values Your Agile Team Can Do Without

The 7 Values Your Agile Team Can Do Without

Two concepts most new Agile teams get wrong are working agreements and values.  If teams adopt values at all, they are most likely to follow the Scrum or XP values.  These are a total of seven values that are mentioned in both Scrum...

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Mar

11

2015
The number one reason why clever executives fail

The number one reason why clever executives fail

Continuing my mini-series based on Stephen Bungay’s “The Art of Action.” I’ve just reached the point where Bungay is talking about the Center of Gravity (of an opposing army) or the Competitive Advantage (of a market).  The point that Bungay (following von Molkte) makes...

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