JP Bayley

The Art of Queuing

During the Summer of 2017, I went to the famed land of theme parks and queuing that is Orlando. Of course, you can pay a little extra to avoid the wait — which also impacts the size of the queues. You find times where even this doesn’t help though or you’ve used up your allowance for the …

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[#007] The Happiness Advantage

What do you think is the relationship between Happiness and Success? Earlier this year I read Shawn Achor’s “The Happiness Advantage”. Apart from being an entertaining read, it’s a real eye-opener on how back to front we have got the Success and Happiness relationship. There are cultural blocks we have in place that hamper our …

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Anti-Patterns of Training Part II

Following my previous Anti-Patterns of Training post, here are more mistakes trainers can make. When viewed through the lens of Sharon Bowman’s Training from the BACK of the Room! we see that these go against how brain science tells us we learn best.

Anti-Patterns of Training

Over the years, I have attended a lot of training courses. In recent times, I have been on the other end running as a trainer. Looking through the lens of Sharon Bowman’s Training from the BACK of the Room! (TBR) I see a number of common dysfunctions in traditional training and courseware – anti-patterns of …

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8 Collaboration Frameworks to Supercharge Your Lean Change

We often hear, “People don’t like change.” This is not true. What people don’t like is change which is forced on them, especially where the perceived pain outweighs the perceived gain. When this kind of change is forced on people, they resist. When people co-create change, they are more likely to be invested in a …

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Making Good Teams Great with Innovation Games

Diana Larsen and Esther Derby’s book “Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great” is fantastic. It describes 5 step approach to run retrospectives with Agile Teams. It goes like this: Set the stage Gather data Generate insights Decide what to do Close the retrospective This is great advice for any meeting, but it works particularly well …

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Innovation Games® Applied: Remember the Future for Planning Success

Innovation Games are a set of techniques created by Luke Hohmann. They are excellent tools to have in your facilitation toolbox. You can use them for many project activities and to create project artefacts too. This is the fifth in a series of posts about how I have used and adapted some of these techniques …

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Innovation Games® Applied: Effective Retrospectives with Speed Boat

Innovation Games are a set of techniques created by Luke Hohmann. They are excellent tools to have in your facilitation toolbox. You can use them for many project activities and to create project artefacts too. This is the fourth in a series of posts about how I have used and adapted some of these techniques …

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