Archive for February, 2008

Simple Messaging

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There is great power in a simple message. There is value in being able to articulate one way of doing something. When we are just learning, there has to be one way of doing things that will work for many of the situations we are most likely to encounter. That one way needs to be […]

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At Peace with Paper

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I am an admitted Blackberry addict and I love new gadgets. That said, there is just something organic, something spiritual about scribbling on a piece of paper. I just can’t seem to shake my attraction to paper planning. I love jotting down ideas and circling key concepts. Being able to draw a line between two […]

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Advice or Approbation?

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“We ask for advice, but we mean approbation” – C.C. Colton, English Cleric (1780 – 1832) I came across this quote over the weekend and it caught my attention. I would love to say it caught my attention because of it’s profound meaning and depth of insight. In reality, it caught my attention because I […]

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Planning for Value

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“Reduce your plans to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire” – Napoleon Hill “Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential” – Winston Churchill “No battle plan survives contact with the enemy” – Colin Powell One of the most significant contributions of the […]

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Peace, Love, and Agility?

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I am fascinated right now by the question of what comes first… agile thinking or agile doing? Does the agile mindset have to precede implementing agile mechanics? Could we lead an agile transition by implementing the structure of agile and coach people into thinking agile while we do it? Last night I happened to be […]

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