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So far Richard Kasperowski has created 37 blog entries.

I Lived with the Monkeys for Three Months

Cuando era un bebé, viví con las monas durante tres meses. When I was a baby, I lived with the monkeys for three months. Photo by Tj Kolesnik on Unsplash My Spanish teacher tilted her head sideways like a puppy trying to understand the world through new eyes. My words were correct. My [...]

By |2020-01-14T11:43:58-05:00January 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Team Transformation Canvas

Want an Awesome Team? Start With You. Want an easy tool to help you start building the best team of your life? That’s what the Team Transformation Canvas is: a practical worksheet to help you and your teammates discover the best in each other and put it into action. The canvas facilitates individual self-awareness of [...]

By |2019-12-11T13:43:25-05:00November 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Will Never Do Anything Dumb On Purpose

The more things change, the more they stay the same. This includes the fundamentals of human nature: what motivates us, how we work together in groups, how we collaborate and communicate. The essential truths are unchanged — from the earliest human tribes just trying to survive, to the high-performance teams of today. The Core Protocols—derived [...]

By |2019-10-23T10:21:29-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Engagement Is About Me (And You)

Photo by You X Ventures on Unsplash Real-world cases and challenges—this is the exciting part of my work in high-performing teams. Real people have complicated and unpredictable lives and behaviors. This is where ideas get tested. For example, I recently got involved in a discussion about showing up at meetings. A team leader [...]

By |2019-08-27T17:14:46-04:00August 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Great Team in One Day

Photo by Thomas Drouault on Unsplash Like every good citizen, I was glad to do my civic duty. Juror service never comes at the most convenient of times, but it’s a responsibility that’s part of our social contract. When I got the call, I was happy to answer. The empaneling process was interesting, [...]

By |2019-08-20T19:56:36-04:00July 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When’s the last time you got good feedback?

Original photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash When’s the last time you got good feedback? Not pat-on-the-back, puts-a-smile-on-your-face feedback. I mean effective feedback, feedback that helped you make a positive change in yourself. Whether from a manager responsible for reviewing your performance, a peer evaluation system, or a 360-degree exercise, giving and receiving [...]

By |2019-08-20T20:06:02-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Johanna Rothman: There Was This Buzz in the Organization

There Was This Buzz in the Organization Richard Kasperowski interviews Johanna Rothman. Johanna is known as the Pragmatic Manager—that’s the name of her email newsletter, where she shares her thinking on practical pragmatic approaches to hiring people, looking for a job, and managing projects, programs, and portfolios. Johanna talks about the [...]

By |2019-12-19T05:03:27-05:00April 16th, 2019|Interviews, Podcast|0 Comments

Can You Be More Intentional About Meetings?

Photo by Mimi Thian on Unsplash Hands up, who loves work meetings? Stupid question? You’re probably rolling your eyes, not raising your hand in affirmation. A slew of workplace memes and Dilbert cartoons mock the stereotype of compulsory, oppressive, time-wasting endurance sessions. Everyone hates meetings. There’s definitely a problem here. According to research [...]

By |2019-03-29T18:04:33-04:00March 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vasco Duarte: First Scrum Team Was the Best Team of My Life

First Scrum Team Was the Best Team of My Life Richard Kasperowski interviews Vasco Duarte. Vasco is a long-time Agilist and the host of the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast. Vasco talks about his journey as an Agilist, starting with the time he did Scrum exactly by the book—and it turned out [...]

By |2019-12-19T05:03:54-05:00March 12th, 2019|Interviews, Podcast|0 Comments

Great Learning Is All About Love

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. - Carl Jung Learning to play the pututu in Peru [...]

By |2019-02-16T10:27:02-05:00February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments