Reflecting on 2021

The past few years have been weird for most of us, mine included. Still, I thought I’d write a few thoughts down about what 2021 was for me and what I’m considering for 2022.

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Jan 31, 2022
The One Remote Person

Often consultants bring a fantasy of co-located teams to their clients. This is a fantasy because companies have been using remote workforces for the entirety of my career, so thinking that will change is silly. In this particular article, I want to...

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Nov 03, 2021
Bringing Conversation to a Point Using ORID

We’ve all been in meetings that wandered around topics without ever really landing on a defined point or decision. This leaves many people frustrated that there isn’t closure, and when the meeting is over, nobody is sure what they should take from th...

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Nov 01, 2021
How to Introduce an Activity as a Facilitator

At some point in one’s career in tech, you’ll wind up leading a meeting and need people to take part in some facilitation activity. That might be a retrospective or an activity where you hold a vote. If you’ve ever felt awkward introducing the activi...

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Oct 05, 2021
How I Define a Team

Team is one of those words that gets thrown around a lot and sadly often means individuals assigned to work in close proximity. Since I specialize in building teams, I have a very different definition.

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Sep 21, 2021
One Metric to Start

There are a lot of things to think about when choosing metrics, and most groups tend to get paralyzed debating measures and ultimately measure nothing.

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Sep 13, 2021