“Intrinsic Motivation at Work: What Really Drives Employee Engagement” by Kenneth W. Thomas Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, put it this way: “I think any company . . . has got to find a way to engage the mind of every single employee. . . . If you’re not thinking all the time about making […]Read more "Book: Intrinsic Motivation at Work"
These are my notes from MOOC from Coursera on People Analytics by University of Pennsylvania. Performance Evaluation “For any given level of effort, a range of outcomes can occur due to factors outside the employee’s control.” i.e. skils vs luck “Chance doesn’t persist. And if the challenge is to parse skills from chance, the single […]Read more "MOOC: People Analytics"
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 […]Read more "MOOC: Leading Teams"
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 […]Read more "Lecture: Emotional Intelligence"
A manager recommended “Priming Kanban: A 10 step guide to optimizing flow in your software delivery system” by Jesper Boeg. It’s a short read with many good points. Here are my notes: What is Kanban? “Visualize Work”: “Visualize every step in your value chain from vague concept to releasable software.” “Limit Work-in-Progress (WIP)”: “Set explicit limits […]Read more "Book: Priming Kanban"
A coworker recommended “Feedback That Works: How to Build and Deliver Your Message” by Sloan R. Weitzel. It’s a short read and here are my notes: “Your feedback should enable the receiver to walk away understanding exactly what he or she did and what impact it had on you. When the result is this specific […]Read more "Book: Feedback That Works: How to Build and Deliver Your Message"
“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 […]Read more "Book: Leading the Transformation"