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#essential-reads

Coach Takeshi’s selection of frequently referred to articles in client interactions.

A Pretty Good Summary of Lean, Agile, Scrum | Lifecycle

A Pretty Good Summary of Lean, Agile Scrum

Glossary: Lean, Agile, Scrum, Sprint, Kanban Consider Lean & Agile as pretty much the same thing, they are basically really … Read More

Coach Takeshi's Agile 101

Agile 101

What is agile? Why agile? How do we do agile? What’s the difference between Agile, Scrum, Lean, Design Thinking? Tell … Read More

Mental Model Dōjō TV - Ambidextrous Organizations Explained

Ambidextrous Organizations Explained

Link to case study video: https://youtu.be/EW_PX50NAps Transcript What is an ambidextrous organization? In a nutshell, an ambidextrous organization takes care … Read More

Aristotle’s Influence Model

Aristotle’s Influence Model

We use “logos” (rational) too much. It’s “pathos” (empathy), “ethos” (credibility, presence), and “kairos” (right time, right place), in balance. … Read More

Authentic Conversations and the Art of Feedbacking

Authentic Conversations and the Art of Feedbacking

Watch on YouTube References Transcript Why is it so hard to have an authentic conversation? The type of conversation that … Read More

Coach Takeshi's Scrum Crash Course

Coach Takeshi’s Scrum Crash Course

Learn Scrum the right way! This is a one hour fifty minute condensed version of my otherwise one day Scrum … Read More

Knowing to Stop - A Confucius Teaching

Knowing to Stop – A Confucius Teaching

Confucius’ 7 spaces of learning Knowing to stop – is a simple notion but difficult to practice skill. In “Great … Read More

Lean, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Startup, Clarified | Lifecycle

Lean, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Startup: Clarified

Lean: not just a hype word for efficiency Yah sure, we do “lean” here and we operate a tight ship … Read More

Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures is a collection of powerful team exercises curated by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless (www.liberatingstructures.com). The following slides … Read More

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - Revised Pyramid Visual Interpretation

Maslow’s Final Theory Z

Self-Transcendence – Beyond Self-Actualization and Theory X & Y Maslow’s Original Hierarchy of Needs Model In 1943, Abraham H. Maslow … Read More

Navigating Uncertainty, Handling Complexity - Leadership Skills Development

Navigating Uncertainty, Handling Complexity – Leadership Skills Development (session recording)

Synopsis: Thanks to the popular “VUCA” acronym, the ability to manage enterprises and lead teams in volatile, uncertain, complex and … Read More

Radical Candor: My Go To Feedback Routine

Radical Candor: Care Personally, Challenge Directly Scott’s idea is that guidance is praise and criticism. And the best way to … Read More

Remote and Hybrid Teamwork Success: Asynchronous Communication is the Key

Remote and Hybrid Teamwork Success: “Asynchronous” Communication is the Key

Addressing the “Always On” Fatigue of Remote and Hybrid Working with Asynchronous Communication “I miss working in the office, at … Read More

Scrum Sprint Pilot

Pilot objective Within the Scrum community, there is abundant writing suggesting that the two main factors of Scrum implementation failure … Read More

Design Thinking + Liberating Structures

Strategy Session Facilitation with Design Thinking & Liberating Structures

Why brainstorming doesn’t work That was fun, but… Why do we get that slight, lingering feeling of doubt and dissatisfaction … Read More

Structured + Unstructured Learning, Vertical + Horizontal Learning, Shu-Ha-Ri (守破離)

Structured + Unstructured Learning, Vertical + Horizontal Learning, Shu-Ha-Ri (守破離), Spirit of Kizuki (気付きの精神)

I use four mental models to describe my pedagogy (theory and practice of education): Structured + Unstructured Learning Lecturing, teaching, … Read More

What, So What, Now What x 1-2-4-All

Team Alignment in VUCA”O” Times: Try W3 x 124A (What, So What, Now What x 1-2-4-All)

The situation is volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous, overwhelming (VUCA”O”). We have an immediate, mission critical challenge to tackle. We need … Read More

Delegation, Empowerment Spectrum

The Delegation, Empowerment Spectrum

“I don’t delegate, I empower.” The mantra of the modern enabling manager. I don’t disagree. Though caveat emptor. The delegation, … Read More

Three-Compentencies-of-Mastering-Product-Development

The Three Competencies of Mastering Complex Product Development

It’s mastery, so don’t expect it to be easy. As both a serial entrepreneur and agile coach to teams of … Read More