Tag Archives: Teams

How data helped make me a @UW_WBB fan

As with many data geeks, I love baseball.  Other than that, I have not been a huge sports fan – but my love for data and forecasting has drawn me into another sport, and now I must admit to having … Continue reading

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Power dynamics hurt collaboration

Power dynamics get in the way of collaboration.  We probably all knew this was true.  But I just heard a story on NPR about a study that proves it – and what is really interesting is some of the specific … Continue reading

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Friendships at work can be tricky

Friendships at work can be tricky.  At least, they can be if the definition of friendship means you are not honest with each other.  Earlier this week I was chatting with someone who hired his friend to work for him … Continue reading

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Relationships as separate entities

I spent two days in a training on Organizational & Relationship Systems earlier this month, with CRR Global, an organization that offers a coaching and training curriculum with this perspective.  I signed up because I want to grow my skills … Continue reading

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Taking Kanban virtual!

A while ago I wrote about the costs of switching your focus across tasks and my intention to run an experiment of using a personal Kanban board to help limit my work in progress and bring greater focus to my … Continue reading

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Trust and Learning – Leaders need to go first

I don’t think you can learn without some level of trust, especially as part of a team. I recently had an experience with one of my colleagues that brought this home – I was asking questions about a project, and … Continue reading

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