It's mastery, so don't expect it to be easy. As both a serial entrepreneur and agile coach to teams of (read more...)
Performing teams have two simple traits: 1. They have team processes that work. 2. People talk to each other.
What do you do? The dreaded elevator pitch question. I fumble on it every time. Some days I will say (read more...)
Social and digital is accelerating the service economy transformation in our world. In the service economy, the competitive advantage is (read more...)
In Praise of Risk
3 years ago today, French philosopher and psychoanalyst Anne Dufourmantelle, best known for her work on risk-taking ("In Praise of (read more...)
8 Eight Mind and Heart Hacks for Emotionally Charged Situations |
Here are eight mind and heart hacks for immediate deployment in emotionally charged situations. I use Rhythm Section and Observe, (read more...)
Coach Takeshi's 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...)
What do we do when we have missing expertise in the Scrum Team?
On the recurring, practical question of what to do when there are missing skills and expertise in the cross-functional Scrum (read more...)
Smart people can't stand looking stupid
There's one HBR article that I share but never hear back about. It's Chris Argyris' “Teaching Smart People How to (read more...)
Go with the FLOW to capture your thoughts from Design Thinking customer interviews |
So you had some great customer interviews as part of your Design Thinking exercise. You felt that you empathized well (read more...)
KISS - Keep it Stupid Simple
KISS, an acronym for "keep it simple, stupid" or "keep it stupid simple", is a design principle noted by the (read more...)
What to do when feeling overwhelmed -
1. Breathe Know to stop. Stop. Take a deep breath. Slowly regulate your breathing. Our mind and body is an (read more...)
Agile Success Stories - UOB Finlab Felix Tan
What makes UOB's Finlab not just yet another bank accelerator unit, is its unique focus in helping SMEs with its (read more...)
Kill the Zombies in the Eisenhower Matrix |
My executive coaching client was being completely overwhelmed. After a download of a long list of things on his plate, (read more...)
Disagreement vs Misalignment
"Shared understanding" is an everyday word in my team coaching. It's so easy to get into positional talk and convincing (read more...)
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - Revised Pyramid Visual Interpretation
Self-Transcendence - Beyond Self-Actualization and Theory X & Y Maslow's Original Hierarchy of Needs Model In 1943, Abraham H. Maslow (read more...)
Mental Model Dōjō TV - Agile Success Stories - Solaria Labs Liberty Mutual
Does Agile work? To answer that question, I am starting a new video series of curating Agile success stories. The (read more...)
Mental Model Dōjō TV - Ambidextrous Organizations Explained
Link to case study video: Transcript What is an ambidextrous organization? In a nutshell, an ambidextrous organization takes care (read more...)
Stop #failureporn - only real failures count -
There's this thing called failure porn. As Agile professionals, as educators, as parents, we say it's okay to fail. Go (read more...)
Mental Model Dōjō TV - Knowing to Stop - a Confucius Teaching
We practice the art of stopping - meditation, mindfulness, reflection, introspection, zen. Confucius says to stop, we first need to (read more...)
Innovator's Dilemma -
A tribute post to Professor Clayton Christensen, author of "The Innovator's Dilemma" (1997), who passed away after a long illness. (read more...)
Addressing the Irony of Delivering Agile Transformation with Waterfall -
The Irony of Delivering Agile Transformation with Waterfall Agile and digital transformation projects are abundant today. The irony is that (read more...)
Knowledge is for Consumption | Coach Takeshi |
Knowledge is for consumption. This is my street philosophy, but I really abide to this. I really, really like to (read more...)
Premature Scaling is Startup Death |
#1 Cause of Startup Death? Premature Scaling This is what INSEAD professor Nathan Furr said in a 2011 Forbes article. (read more...)