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Avoiding Invisible Impediments to High Performance (QCon NY)

09 Apr

I’ve been invited to present at QCon NY this year in the tutorials track by Peter Bell (organizer of the culture track).  Jim McCarthy and Dan Mezick will be there – and they should be great presentations!  But I digress…

So “Avoiding Invisible Impediments” is a full-day tutorial on avoiding….  well… invisible impediments.  All those issues around human dynamics and culture that aren’t necessarily obvious and get in the way of true high-performance.  

No matter how good our technical ‘chops are, if we don’t have the human dynamics and culture for high performance, we’ll experience mediocre results.

Some of the topics that we’ll cover are:

  • Ownership and responsibility,
  • Way of being,
  • Safety,
  • Making and keeping agreements,
  • Ability to fail,
  • Paradox, and it’s place in teamwork,
  • “Seeing” culture,
  • Culture design,
  • ….

We’ll spend all day exploring these topics, making them real and concrete by looking back at the work we’ve done in the past and how these issues can easily block our effectiveness.  

Finally, we’ll discuss practical ways of making these “touchy-feely” topics a reality in our teams and organizations.

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2013 in Individuals, Interactions, Teams

 

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