Archive | February 2013

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Liven up your Scrum Standup meetings

Tony Robbins has always said that repetition “is the mother of skill” but it can also lead to boredom.  For well-established scrum teams, the daily standup meeting can get a bit monotonous.  Every day, it’s the same thing.  What have you done?  What are you about to do?  What’s in your way?  Scrum Masters need […]

Your mother may have been right – you better watch your tone

As any successful leaders knows, communication is critical to the long term success of your organization.  Is that a reality or just some mumbo jumbo you’ve read in every business book ever published?  Well according to a recently published Harvard Business Review article by Groysberg and Slind, the failure to effectively communicate led to significant […]

What are the chances your email was understood?

Well if you put faith in a recent study, it’s highly unlikely.  This study found that when you communicate with someone only 7% of their comprehension is based upon the actual words you are communicating, 38% is based upon your tone, pace and volume of speech, and an incredible 55% is based upon nonverbal clues […]