MOOC: Leading Teams

Here are my notes from Leading Teams MOOC from Michigan on Coursera. What is the Optimal Team Size? Benefits of larger teams More capabilities Moe resources More information and input More ideas and possible solutions Benefits of smaller teams More cohesive higher member satisfaction Faster decision making, consensus More effective individual contribution For startups, larger founding […]

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Lecture: Emotional Intelligence

Here are some notes based on the training at work today. What is emotional intelligence? “The ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.” — Emotional Intelligence 2.0 Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves Key components of emotional intelligence Personal competence Self-awareness Self-managment Short-term: In […]

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Book: Growing Great Employees

“Growing Great Employees: Turning Ordinary People into Extraordinary Performers” by Erika Andersen. This book has some good tactical tips on how to lead a team of subordinates. Here are my notes: Listening “Listening to your employees first allows you to ‘dig it up and see what’s there.’ That is, it gives you a chance to find […]

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MOOC: Inspiring and Motivating Individuals

Here are my notes from Inspiring and Motivating Individuals MOOC from Michigan on Coursera. Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/4504724163 Becoming a Visionary Leader Visionary Leadership Impact of visionary leadership on team performance Create and communicate the vision (6%) Most important during the time of uncertainty Structure the team (role, responsibilities, interdependence) (6%) Show consideration for individual team members (2%+) […]

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Book: Leading the Transformation

“Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale” by Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser This is a good read that I would recommend to managers and leaders looking to transform your organization toward Agile and DevOps. This book is a short read and provides high-level directions and best practices leaders should do. For implementation […]

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Book: The Charisma Myth

“The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism” by Olivia Fox Cabane. Back in 2012, I listened to this presentation by the author and wanted to dive in a little deeper by reading her book. Two and half years later, I finally made the time to read this book and here […]

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Book: “Daring Greatly”

“Daring Gratly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead” by Brené Brown This book has some deep insights that explains the mechanics of vulnerability and how some people able to respond life challenges in ways that lead to better outcome. If you don’t want to read through 300+ […]

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