Aha of today

Aha of today

Today’s aha: Over-engineered code reminds me of the YAGNI principle (You Aren’t Gonna Need It). Martin Fowler has a great post describing four kinds of costs that we might pay for such code https://www.martinfowler.com/bliki/Yagni.html

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Aha of today: before schedule a whole-team meeting, do the legwork/preparation of figuring out what the individual need and want. Only after I have clarity on this, I can draft a proposal and schedule the meeting. #better-meetings

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Aha of today: When I notice that my feelings/needs/intentions are not getting across, I can pause the interaction and say address it. Instead of watching paralyzed how the interaction is slowly crashing and burning.

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Aha of today: When introducing a desired behavior to a team, the strategy of “teaching about the behavior” is less effective than what I usually hope. A better strategy seems to be “to walk my talk” (model the desired behavior). #leadership

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Aha of today: Being honestly sorry and saying it to the other is fundamental in relationship building.

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Aha of today: I (re)found the source of the 2-column-case-study that we practice in the London Organizational Learning Meetup: https://hbr.org/1986/09/skilled-incompetence #agileconversations

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Aha of today: a nap of 20 minutes works better for my focus and motivation than any coffee. #selfcare

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Today’s aha: I want to learn to say NO more so that I can feel less stress. First try: timeboxing all my activities into hours/week. It will allow me so notice when I need to say no. #fomo #self-management

Today’s aha

Today’s aha: when proposing something to a group, word it in such a way that the proposal will go forward if people don’t have any objections. In contrast with asking for input or comments on the proposal. #justdoit

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Aha of today: some consultants and trainers (that inspire me) have regular office hours or facilitate meetings on meetup.com. It’s such a joy for me to chat and practice with them directly and informally.