Hard And Early, Out Of Lockdown, Game On!

New Zealand is preparing to exit lockdown and return to a resemblance of normality. We’ll forgo the hugs and high fives we want to give teammates, my pack training runs will have to wait a bit longer, but shops will reopen, and we’ll get back to some of our old routines. Kids will return toContinue reading “Hard And Early, Out Of Lockdown, Game On!”

Do this weekly, heck daily if you’re brave enough. The Retrospective!

What’s my one tip as a coach? Do this weekly. Heck daily – if you’re brave enough. Challenge your team to do regular retrospectives. The biggest #GROWTHHACK I can think of is consistent and regular review of: – What worked? – What didn’t? – What are we going to change? The best organisations have mastered this rapidContinue reading “Do this weekly, heck daily if you’re brave enough. The Retrospective!”

Structuring Teams For Growth

I’m an Achilles heel, but I know it! The nature of our industry implies we have teachers, head teachers, academic leaders and a principal or CEO. This centralised hierarchical structure means we have clear interfaces with the government and regulatory bodies, roles with built in dependancies, and bottlenecks when it comes to decisions. From a riskContinue reading “Structuring Teams For Growth”

Whom would you recommend?

My biggest lesson of 2017? WEAK TIES ARE A GOLDMINE! TL/DR: The more random and diverse my network — the more my career grows and the more exciting (ad)ventures become. Take thirty seconds to think through your conversations in January. Connect your contacts to someone that could help in the comments below. Your network is your net worth 5+Continue reading “Whom would you recommend?”

Stickers, Scars and ENGAGED Agile Superstars

If they ever perfect teleportation I’ll be a late adopter. Sure it would save time but for so many events arriving or getting there is the best part. Think of the pilgrimages, flying around the Sugarloaf mountain into Rio de Janeiro, or into Manhattan from JFK in a yellow cab. All too often in businessContinue reading “Stickers, Scars and ENGAGED Agile Superstars”

Stop The Nontent – Create Epic Content

You, as a member of my tribe intimidate me. I’m scared into not posting, through fear of as my friend AJ puts it – posting NONTENT. You know, that: meh, blah, filler, “like or share if you agree” type content. I need our connection and the learning I get from consuming your content. I wantContinue reading “Stop The Nontent – Create Epic Content”