Declaration of Interdependence

You might already know the Agile Manifesto: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan But do you know the Declaration of Interdependence: We increase return on investment by making continuous flow of value our focus. We deliver reliable…

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The Power of Annual Reviews for Personal Development

Talk about taking some things for granted.  Especially when it’s a love-hate relationship.  I’m talking about Annual Reviews.  I didn’t realize how valuable they can be when you own the process and you line them up with your bigger goal setting for life.  I’ve done them for so long, in this way, that I forgot…

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Countdown Deal for Getting Results the Agile Way on Kindle

“In life you need either inspiration or desperation.” – Tony Robbins Is 2014 going to be YOUR year? Let’s make it so. My best-selling book on time management and productivity is on sale for a limited time offer, through a Countdown Deal: Getting Results the Agile Way on Kindle What is Getting Results the Agile…

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25 Holiday Classic Movies and a Lesson Learned

A few years back, I put together a roundup of 25 holiday classic movies to help people find their holiday spirit: What 25 Holiday Classics Teach Us About Life and Fun The post was pretty broken in terms of formatting, but the content is evergreen, so I took the time to revamp it.  It should…

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Personal Development Articles Free and At Your Fingertips

Browse free personal development articles that will elevate your game in work and life.   If you have a passion for personal development, then you’ll enjoy this knowledge base of personal development articles on Sources of Insight: Personal Development Articles There are more than a 1,000 personal development articles in the knowledge base.   I’ve grouped them…

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Lists at a Glance

Lists are your friend when it comes to productivity, focus, and personal effectiveness.   If you’re  a Program Manager, you already know the value of lists, whether it’s a list of scenarios, a list of features, a list of bugs, a list of milestones, a list of open work, etc. I use lists of all kinds…

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How Tos for Personal Effectiveness at a Glance

"Information is not knowledge." — Albert Einstein We live in a super-competitive world.  It’s also a super-collaborative world.   How ironic.  But, I guess, in that way, it’s kind of like Survivor.  We need to learn how to do things better, faster, and cheaper, and what you don’t know can hurt you. How Tos are still…

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10 Emotional Intelligence Articles for Improving Your Effectiveness in Work and Life

Emotional intelligence is one of the most important tools to add to your tool belt, whether you are a leader, a manager, a manager of managers, or an individual contributor that needs to influence without authority. Emotional intelligence is “the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups.” …

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Nelson Mandela Quotes

As a tribute to Nelson Mandela, I put together a comprehensive collection of the best Nelson Mandela quotes: Nelson Mandela Quotes It’s a pretty extreme collection, organized by key themes like compassion, courage and conviction, and humility. One of the things that surprised me is how much Mandela was about fulfillment and self-actualization.  I knew…

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Shareholder Value is a Result, Not a Strategy

In Motley Fool Stock Advisor, David Gardner writes about a idea from 1970 that changed the business culture at large: “In 1970, Noble Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman wrote a famous article for The New York Times Magazine, decrying the idea that businesses should have any sense of social responsibility.  Their responsibility, he said, is to…

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