Exploring Success and Failure in Agile

Linked Article: What Trader Joe’s Figured Out About Work Culture That My Other Past Employers Haven’t

I thought that having so many middle managers would cause problems, but in fact it turns out to be good for everyone. Oversight of opening and closing shifts are distributed evenly, and tasks and assignments are rotated throughout the week, which means no one is stuck taking in the frozen truck at 4 a.m. every… Read More Linked Article: What Trader Joe’s Figured Out About Work Culture That My Other Past Employers Haven’t

Agile Jobs, Exploring Success and Failure in Agile, Exploring the InterWebs

What is the strangest Job Description you have encountered?

Golden Rule: We try to practice the Golden Rule (“Do unto others…” and that sort of thing) by exercising reliability, trust and giving back to each other and our community. Success for All: We believe that success for our stakeholders—whether our teammates, clients or shareholders—comes with a sincere focus on continuous learning, selfless teaching and… Read More What is the strangest Job Description you have encountered?

Exploring Success and Failure in Agile, Motivation

What are The Top 3 Non-Negotiable Characteristics of an Agile Environment?

I received this as an interview question and I thought it was intriguing. It was worded slightly differently and I felt that I had a hard time answering it without explaining my choices to my audience. I would not have put them in an Agile questionnaire emailed to prospective applicants. IMO the top 3 non-negotiable characteristics… Read More What are The Top 3 Non-Negotiable Characteristics of an Agile Environment?

Agile Jobs, Exploring Success and Failure in Agile

Appropriate Video Call Attire for Agile Job Interviews

Disclaimer: I am personally going through various interviews this right now and feel for both sides of the fence.   Both as an interviewer and an interviewee, we tend to have opinions about each others’ attires and our attitudes and then proceed to judge each other based on their attire and attitude. In the end,… Read More Appropriate Video Call Attire for Agile Job Interviews

Exploring the InterWebs

Leaders need “User Manuals” – and what I learned by writing mine | Abby Falik from LinkedIn

What people misunderstand about me I am an introvert, posing as a professional extrovert.  Don’t confuse my tendency to work alone in my office with being disengaged.  My door’s always open.  I speak with conviction, but I’m not set in my thinking. I’m open-minded and always delighted to be shown a better way.  I make decisions quickly, but if… Read More Leaders need “User Manuals” – and what I learned by writing mine | Abby Falik from LinkedIn

Exploring the InterWebs, Motivation

What Really Motivates Employees (Hint: It’s not carrots or sticks)

Once you get the “right people on the bus,” (as taught to us by Jim Collins and his best-seller, Good to Great), a leader’s job is to keep them there by figuring out the elixir of intrinsic motivation. Source: What Really Motivates Employees (Hint: It’s not carrots or sticks) | LinkedIn While this is a… Read More What Really Motivates Employees (Hint: It’s not carrots or sticks)