Tag Archives: videos

Two CEOs’ Views On Company Culture

November 24, 2014


The importance of building strong team and company cultures was a consistent theme at both the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting and the Agile Development Conference. So, I thought I would start the week sharing two videos that were part of Eduardo Braun‘s presentation, How To Become An Effective Leader, at the PMI LIM. Eduardo opened that […]

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Agility At Spotify

November 16, 2014


Diagram of Spotify's Engineering Culture

While there has recently been a lot of debate surrounding Spotify’s business model, their product development practices and culture have been getting a lot of positive buzz in the Agile community. Earlier this year, Henrik Kniberg posted two videos on Spotify’s technology blog that describes how the team works. They are inspiring and should be watched […]

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Project Management Lesson From Star Wars

November 15, 2014


Axis Agile Stormtroopers Doing Sprint Retrospective

When asked what I do, I often tell people “I’m on the Dark Side” as a reference to an engineer’s view of management and/or project management. Little did I realize what Darth Vader’s role was in the construction of the Death Star! I have watched the classic Star Wars movies multiple times and only thought […]

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Two Minutes To A More Powerful You

November 3, 2014


Superman and Wonder Woman pose

Communication is much more than what we say; it is also how we say it. With subtle variations in your voice and body language, the same words can carry significantly different messages and will affect how your message is remembered. As a leader, you are constantly communicating with the people around you so it is […]

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Top 10 Posts of 2013: Scrum-ban-planning, Outsourcing, And Being Awesome

December 31, 2013


Metro arrow pointing to the left

Outside of the daily blogging I did in November, I struggled with posting a monthly article for most of 2013. Still, this year Sockets and Lightbulbs continued to grow with 44% more views and, more importantly, a 243% increase in followers on WordPress.com and email. Thank you so much! Reading, liking, commenting and sharing and sharing my […]

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Laura Trice: Remember To Say Thank You

November 29, 2013


girl holding thank you sign

Since it is Thanksgiving Weekend in the US, it’s a good time for all of us to get in touch with our gratitude and to remember to say thank you. This classic video from TED 2008 muses on the power of saying and hearing “Thank You”. Enjoy! More articles on giving thanks: A Week Of […]

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