Personal Effectiveness

Strategies and tips for personal effectiveness.

Adventures with Moving Motivators

It’s the evening of 26 July 2016 in London and I’m off to a meetup. This time it’s ‘Adventures with Agile’ meets ‘Management 3.0’ meets Percy Pigs so it’s bound to be a brilliant evening (yes I have a sweet tooth!). More specifically, this is an Adventures with Agile meetup, delivered by Ryan Behrman, a highly…

‘Personal Agility’ – a mental shift for personal goal setting

I was inspired by a talk by Giff Constable entitled “The Missing Agile Principle” – see references at the end of this post. Giff’s talk is focused on Agile product development but it struck me as being a great way to express an approach to personal goal setting. Furthermore, it’s a way to apply Agile…

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A lesson from Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was a massive fan of technology and exploited it like no other single musician before him. He was probably aware of computers but I’m sure never gave a thought to the intricacies of software development processes and the human dynamics at the heart of it. However, there is much we can take from…

The Power of Comedy in Communication

The ability to communicate compellingly and persuasively are highly valuable skills. This TED talk presents the case for using comedy to succinctly express an idea and in a way that has immediate and lasting impact. Furthermore, comedy also makes people want to spread the idea so that it gathers even more momentum. So the next time you…