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10 Ideas for managing people who work remotely

Wroclaw Square

10 Ideas for managing people who work remotely If you’re building a remote team it’s super crucial to treat them the same as you would your local team – and this often means making big changes to yourself and how you work. Remote teams need more active communications and can often feel disconnected from the …

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Cultivated Management Core Guiding Principles

Cultivated Principles

Cultivated Management Core Guiding Principles These principles are my principles to management. They change as I do. You may resonate with them. Better is a beautiful word – we can always be better Treat People Like People – be kind and treat people as you wish to be treated If you’re not having fun with …

Cultivated Management, Cultural and Societal Impact, Relevance and Responsiveness

3 Reasons to run your own technology conference

Badges at WAD 2.0

Running your own public conference can be a great way to give back to your community, grow your team’s presentation skills and stand out in a busy market as a company for people to come and work for. This is exactly why we ran Wroclaw Agile Days a few weeks back in Wroclaw, Poland. (All …

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The fastest checkout operator in the West (Of Sheffield)

Speeding Car

The year is 1996. Britpop is all the rage. The weather is hot. Really hot. One of the hottest summers in British history and I’m sat in a baking hot basement canteen on my lunch break. I work part-time in my local supermarket. Today, the hottest day of the year, I am at work. I’m …

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Unhappy customers cause cost

You know that moment. Panic! We’ve got an upset customer! No matter how good your service is and team that support it, you will always have moments like this. At times like this it is common for people to come together like you’ve never seen before. Everyone doing their best to solve the customer’s problem …

Relevance and Responsiveness

Personal Branding – A Blazingly Simple Guide

Whether you like the term personal branding or not, it’s here to stay and most people know what it means. It means crafting and creating a brand for yourself, and then living up that brand. It’s not about self promotion, it’s about carving out a place in our noisy world and then fulfilling your promise …