I am a software developer who realised that his true purpose is to help create safe work environments that enable people to be happy, creative, effective and proud of their work.

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

Book details Author link: http://www.boxofcrayons.biz/the-coaching-habit-book/ Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BUIBBZI/ My rating: ★★★★☆ Some thoughts The book is an elaboration of a simple trick: try to listen more and ask questions, rather than directly giving advice. I enjoyed the lecture of the book and the explanations of the 7 questions. Like all this kind of advice, I…

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute

Book details Author link: https://arbinger.com/ Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GUPYRUS/ My rating: ★★★★☆ Some thoughts I think The Arbinger Institute are on to something. It is still not 100% clear for me how someone gets in the box in the workplace, but I can definitely recognise the situation where one would throw trash at the company, without…

drunkenpmradio – Having Empathy For Your Project – w/ Patrice Colancecco Embry [podcast]

Link: https://alexchiri.com/post/drunkenpmradio-having-empathy-for-your-project-w-patrice-colancecco-embry-podcast My notes: Treat a project with empathy. As a PM talk about good things with ‘we’ and about negative with ‘I’. As a PM you have to be positive about the project and believe that will succeed. Do not talk bad about the project until the end. Allow yourself in the post-mortem to hate…

Actionable Gamification – Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards

Book details Author link: http://yukaichou.com/ Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Actionable-Gamification-Beyond-Points-Leaderboards/dp/1511744049 My rating: ★★★★☆ Some thoughts I like the Octalysis framework and its concepts. I think it makes sense and can be applied in pretty much anything related to people. The book has A LOT of well known examples which makes it easier to understand the basics. I…

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland, 2014

Book details Author link: https://www.scruminc.com/ Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Scrum-Doing-Twice-Work-Half/dp/038534645X My rating: ★★★☆☆(3/5) Some thoughts I enjoyed reading this book, it is quite an easy read, which you wouldn’t expect after you go through the Scrum Guide. It goes through the origins of Scrum and the concepts behind it. It is filled with success stories, projects that…