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Visualizing My Objectives

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:00
OKRs

I love the concept of OKRs (Objectives & Key Results) and while experimenting with this idea at Happy Melly, I’m trying to figure out how to adapt the practice to fit my own context. One thing my team members and I have noticed over the last few months is that it’s hard to remember what we have committed to.

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Categories: Project Management

Book Celebration (and Invitation)!

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:51
Management 3.0 #Workout

By now all the different editions of my new book Management 3.0 #Workout are finished and published. The book, easily the most colorful and practical management book in the world, is available as PDF, ePub, Kindle and in a printed edition. And, although writing a book is great fun, finishing a book feels even better! Especially since it’s worth a little celebration. If you’ve read any of my work, you know I love to celebrate. :o)

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Categories: Project Management

How Do You Do It? (A Job Like a Tailored Suit)

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 14:21
tailored-suit

I regularly get the question, “How Do You Do It?”

“How are you able to travel so much and not get sick of it?”

“How can you read 50+ books per year and also write your own?”

Gosh, I don’t know.

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Categories: Project Management

DON’T PANIC! (For Everyone Who Fears Failure)

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:45
Don't Panic!

It happened just after I told my friend Lisette never to panic. When something goes wrong during your presentation, your workshop, your travels, or in any other endeavor, DO NOT PANIC! Your panic is most likely to cause the thing that you fear most.

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Categories: Project Management

My Offer to Book Resellers

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 18:48
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There are two great aspects to people complaining about the shipping fees of my book:

It shows that readers care. They want the book! Even the 15,000 people who already downloaded the free PDF. Within three days, I sold XXX copies of the #Workout book from the Management 3.0 web shop. Imagine how much more people we can reach when we slash distribution costs?

Already several people asked me if they can resell the book locally, which will cut shipping fees dramatically. The answer is: Yes, please! The less I have to do, the better. My goal is to be a writer, not a distributor.

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Categories: Project Management

“Your Book Is Expensive!” (Yes, and It’s Also Cheap)

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:30
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I have started the pre-sales of Management 3.0 #Workout – Paper Edition.

The paper book looks amazing! :-)

Besides the regular print version, I offer an exclusive version with autograph, unique number, postcards, kudo cards, and a hand-drawn illustration. There are only 500 of those!

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Categories: Project Management

The Four Whys

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:11
Why

I’m sure you recognize the problem. You’re nose-deep in some activity that takes ten times longer than expected, and suddenly you think, “Why on earth am I wasting my time with this nonsense?” Yes, I have that too sometimes! I had it yesterday when I was explaining to one of my customers how sales tax works in Europe. It took so long, I needed two coffee breaks.

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Categories: Project Management

#Workout – Premium Print Edition

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:46
M30 Workout

The new Management 3.0 #Workout book is already available in PDF, Kindle and ePUB versions. And in just a few weeks, readers will be able to get the Premium Print Edition as well. Nearly 500 pages of high-quality, full-color paper, with great design, awesome photos, crisp illustrations, and concrete practices. It will be the most colorful and practical management book ever published!

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Categories: Project Management

What’s Your Management 3.0 Story?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:50
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Some readers told me they have used Moving Motivators during job interviews.

Some readers told me they used Delegation Boards on management teams.

Some readers told me they adopted Merit Money to get rid of bonuses.

I just visited REA Group in Melbourne, Australia, where they use lots of Management 3.0 practices, and have great experiences to share.

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Categories: Project Management

How to Be a 10x Better Speaker with 20 Benefits

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:36
speaking

Last week, one conference attendee told me my presentation at Agile Tour Toulouse was perfect.

It was very kind, but I didn’t believe her.

In five years, I have spoken at almost 100 conferences and joined a similar number of community and company events. Thanks to the many discussions I had with event organizers, I think I now understand how to be a more valuable speaker.

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Categories: Project Management

Mix Mashup

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:08
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The MIX Mashup is a gathering of the vanguard of management innovators—pioneering leaders, courageous hackers, and agenda-setting thinkers from every realm of endeavor

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Categories: Project Management

The Results of My First OKRs (Running)

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 21:34
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A popular topic in the new one-day Management 3.0 workshop is the OKRs system for performance measurement. (See Google’s YouTube video here.) Instead of explaining what OKRs are, I will just share with you the result of my first iteration. If you read this, you will get the general idea of how the OKRs system works.

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Categories: Project Management

Practices, Not Platitudes

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:27
Practices, Not Platitudes

I recently took part in a conversation about compensation of employees. Some readers offered criticism on the Merit Money practice, described in my new Workout book, claiming that Merit Money is just another way to incentivize people. The feedback I received was, “Money doesn’t motivate people”, followed by, “Don’t incentivize people” and “Just pay people well”.

Let me explain why I think this advice is useless.

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Categories: Project Management

Ten Thousand Baby Steps

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:35
Euro Disco/Dance

Last week, I added the last songs to my two big Spotify playlists: Euro Dance Heaven (2,520 songs) and Euro Disco Heaven (1,695 songs). I added the first of those songs to my playlists on December 16, 2010. That’s almost four years ago.

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Categories: Project Management

I’ll Speak for Free If You Write a Review

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:17
personal coaching color

For book authors, Amazon reviews are very important. Reviews sell books. The difference between 10 and 100 book reviews can mean the difference between obscurity versus visibility. 250 reviews? That’s celebrity status!

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Categories: Project Management

3 Questions for Peter Morville about Intertwingled

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:44
Intertwingled

Recently, I read the book Intertwingled, by Peter Morville. I liked it a lot! This was my tweet-size review:

Loved the stories and insights. It’s not only about information. It’s about life.

Peter’s book raised a few questions for me, and I decided to ask Peter for the answers.

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Categories: Project Management

Write a Tagline – Win a Book!

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:11
agile-methods

We recently improved the story that explains what Happy Melly is all about. We’re curious what you think! Read the story, and email your summary in 10 words or less to info@happymelly.com (deadline is Saturday, 20 September).

We’ll put the taglines to a vote! Two winners will be chosen: most popular and Happy Melly choice. Winners will receive a copy of the eBook “Introduction to Agile Methods” authored by Sondra Ashmore & Kristin Runyan – and donated generously by InformIT!

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Categories: Project Management

Why I Changed the Title of My New Book

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:40
Register for a FREE book!

#WorkoutThe original title of my new book was Management 3.0 Workout. It was the result of a long and challenging process in which I learned that readers of my newsletter liked the Management 3.0 brand and also the workout metaphor that I used in many of my articles and chapters.

So, why did I change it to #Workout for the Amazon Kindle edition?

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Categories: Project Management

Define Your Target Audience

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:44
target audience

The big checklist that I used while writing my new book #Workout contained the following items:

Remove use of the words “agile” and “lean”
Remove use of the words “software” and “development”
Remove use of the words “Scrum” and “Kanban”

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Categories: Project Management

Hangout Interview

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 15:25
hangout-interview

Mads Troels Hansen had a some challenging questions for me in this hangout, such as…

“How do your introduce change in large organizations?”

Oh boy…

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Categories: Project Management