I gravely misunderstood the Growth Mindset. Here’s what I learned.

Carol S. Dweck’s work, ‘Mindset,’ is seminal. It is one of these must-read non-fiction books, up there with The Seven Habits, and Thinking Fast and Slow. Until recently, I did not read the book: the web is full of infographics explaining the Growth Mindset. After reading the book, however, I discovered that I had a …

Teamwork tip 2: balance needs and shoulds

This is the second article in my series about great teamwork. It is about work/life balance. Ever wondered how you can be part of a high performing team without burning out? Read on! Long term and short term team performance There are a lot of things in life that I’d love to do, but don’t. …

Choosing by Advantages in 6 steps

I have seen many decision making methods. Of all of them, the Choosing By Advantages method by Jim Suhr stood out as the most effective and rational. Here’s a step by step guide. Choosing by Advantages (CBA) is a decision-making system that acknowledges all decisions are subjective. It guides users however to collect, prioritize and …

Ideas from Peopleware

In 1999 Tome Demarco en Timothy Lister published their second edition of ‘Peopleware’. Their insight is that software development projects fail not because of technology, but because of communication. Yet what managers do is manage technology, not the communication in the team. Why? Technology, stuff, procedures, and such are tangible, orderly and easy to influence. …