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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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Ticket Size Does Not Matter

In practically every training class and consultancy work we do in Actineo there are two ideas that someone will bring up at some point: Ticket size matters Tickets need to be of the same size To me, those are two myths. I tend to argue that “ticket size does NOT matter“, although what I really …

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Talks: The Emergence of Business Agility and why it is not an option

Abstract By now, we all know that software is at the core of most businesses. The world of business continues to accelerate at a pace that appears to be increasing. The key competitive advantage appears to have moved from product innovation and development to business model innovation. Yet, most companies are still trying to run …

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[#000] What is the Business Agility TV?

How do we spread new fundamental concepts and knowledge? How do we generate conversations, reflection and improvement opportunities? How do we trigger people’s natural curiosity to find out more? How do we inspire people into trying new things? One option is to share interesting and eye-opening videos capturing some of the most fundamental concepts behind …

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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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