Welcome to cultivated management?
Cultivated Management is an online resource for Tech managers, and a training, coaching & consultancy for managers needing to build high performing teams.
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My mission is to provide blazingly simple guidance and inspiration for managers in an attempt to create more engaging and rewarding places for technologists to work.
For individuals I offer coaching to help you overcome obstacles in your journey to release agility and build highly engaged teams.
For organisations I work with you (managers, directors and founders) to identify your goals, communicate them with clarity, discover what's really stopping you from achieving them and rally competent people around your goal to be part of the epic journey. Along the way we discover what behaviours lead to success and which ones don't. We build productivity systems, feedback and routines to create positive behavioural habits whilst minimising those behaviours that aren't helpful.
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About Rob Lambert
I am the author of Remaining Relevant, How to Hire and Onboard Technologists, How To Thrive As A Software Tester, The Diary of A Manager, The Employable Parent Brain, The Social Tester and many more books.
I run an award winning Communication Workshop, regularly present tech Keynotes, teach others how to present well and spend a lot of time learning how to learn. In my spare time I spend time with my family, enjoy driving a classic MX5 car and make films and podcasts.
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