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So far Richard Kasperowski has created 19 blog entries.

Dave West: The Feeling of Belonging

The Feeling of Belonging Richard Kasperowski interviews Dave West, product owner and CEO of Scrum.org. Dave talks about the feeling of belonging, the regular work rhythm of great teams, and remembering that everyone is human. Connect with Dave at dave.west@scrum.org and read the Scrum.org blog at https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog. Join hundreds of high-performers and subscribe to Richard’s newsletter at https://kasperowski.com. [...]

By |2018-09-26T12:51:04+00:00September 26th, 2018|Interviews, Podcast|0 Comments

Ask For Help: The Devil Is in the Detail

Photo by Henri Pham on Unsplash In last month’s blog, we looked at some of the reasons we find it difficult to ask that simple question, “will you help me?” I wanted to come back to Ask For Help again because despite being one of the simplest team behaviors to explain or describe, it seems [...]

By |2018-09-25T17:45:27+00:00September 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Get By with a Little Help from My Team

Photo by Rémi Walle on Unsplash I get by with a little help from my team… Or I could have called this, Help, I need somebody, not just anybody There are lots of song lyrics and literature references about asking for help and looking for the support of others. And also about how [...]

By |2018-10-13T15:08:10+00:00August 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meditate and Motivate: Shared Success at Work

I’ve been reflecting on some recent research into workplace motivation published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (and reported in The New York Times) by Kathleen D. Vohs and Andrew C. Hafenbrack, which concluded that meditation was not a good thing for workplace productivity.This was surprising to me, given all the evidence about intrinsic motivation and [...]

By |2018-08-27T11:18:01+00:00July 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

High Performance and Productivity at Tesla

Credit: jurvetson@Flickr Most people don’t want internal memos leaked and made public, but if you are the iconic figurehead of a ground-breaking innovator like Tesla, you probably expect to have your every word scrutinized and poured over. So we’re not the only ones fascinated by the productivity advice sent by Elon Musk to his [...]

By |2018-08-27T11:18:42+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Aligning for Success: Getting the Universe to Help You Pay Attention to What You Want

The Italian Job* My colleague mentioned, “By the way, I was thinking of Sicily, for the September conference.” Me: “Mmm… Where?” Colleague: “Southern island of Italy. Nice climate for the time of year, and I heard about a great new venue there. If you agree I’ll check it out and get back to you.” “Sure, [...]

By |2018-04-27T14:59:01+00:00April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Checking In and Out: What’s That All About?

Last month we had a look at the ‘Pass/unpass’ core protocol, used to indicate whether you are actively engaged with your teammates in an activity. Today let’s go a bit deeper into what being actively engaged when you’re part of a high-performing team means by examining two more protocols: Check In and Check Out. They are related, but [...]

By |2018-04-02T11:09:34+00:00March 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When and How to Pass – an Essential Protocol for Great Teams

Being part of a great team doesn’t mean showing up and being awesome about everything, every second of every day. Great teams aren’t formed from robotic supermen and women who never have conflicts, contradictions, or confusion – or who’ve never had a bad moment. They’re made up of everyday people who bring their whole selves [...]

By |2018-02-25T20:56:01+00:00February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Origin of the Core Protocols – Inspiring High-performance Teams

My work with teams builds upon a body of knowledge developed across decades, applying the latest thinking to fundamental and well-tested theories of human behavior within groups. Repeatedly, and in many different settings and industries, the correlation plays out:  High-performing teams require psychological safety. Psychological safety requires emotional intelligence at a team level. And understanding and applying [...]

By |2018-02-16T01:45:54+00:00January 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Emotional Intelligence at Work: A Case Study

Many manufacturing businesses follow a predictable rhythm of activities based on a production and distribution cycle. And Santa’s North Pole-based outfit is an excellent example. Everything builds to a single tight annual shipping window, and to ensure customer satisfaction, it’s vital that the entire team is performing at an optimal level — particularly during the run-up to [...]

By |2017-12-19T01:56:56+00:00December 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments