Category: Relevance and Responsiveness

Cultivated Management, Productivity, Relevance and Responsiveness

Tools often amplify underlying behaviours, failures and disconnects

Tools Amplify Wording

Oh a new toy! Robocop, Movie, 1987 It can be a slippery road to go down as a manager when you start to rely on technology to solve problems that you don’t fully understand. Without knowing your problems deeply it’s possible that tech solutions will only worsen your current predicament.   Technology is a huge enabler …

Cultivated Management, Education and Personal Development, Relevance and Responsiveness

Moving from maker to manager

Maker to manager doodle

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart Becoming a manager is a hard job. Most people become managers after being great individual contributors. One minute they’re making things, the next …

Cultivated Management, Education and Personal Development, Health and Longevity, Relevance and Responsiveness

With a wider awareness you will be surprised less often

Awareness Fields

“My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.” ― Judy Blume, Author The wider your awareness the less surprised you will be. But in order to be surprised less often you need to listen, embrace help from others and take an active approach in widening your …

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 …

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 …

Cultivated Management, Cultural and Societal Impact, Relevance and Responsiveness

Department of generating cool

I wonder what would happen if every single company had a department dedicated to creating cool stuff? Ideas, products, workplace initiatives, new ways to promote, new HR idea, new market ideas, new marketing ideas, new product communications. If their only job was to improve the business, generate cool ideas. It wouldn’t even need to be a …

Cultivated Management, Cultural and Societal Impact, Education and Personal Development, Relevance and Responsiveness

Credit for work done rarely flows where it should

It’s a sad reality that many managers face but credit for work done rarely flows to where it should. People forget who originated the idea. Egos get in the way. Communication often breaks down. Ideas merge and ownership of initiatives can be blurred. People find it hard to say thank-you. Try to be the manager …

Cultivated Management, Relevance and Responsiveness

Security will become a differentiator in the market

Secure it. Security will be a defining feature for almost all products and services in the future. The security of your customer information and data will be a differentiator in the market. People will choose a company who take security seriously. People will demand a secure process. People will ask how you approach security. Are …