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The One-Person Silo

November 30th, 2017 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips We all like to have something we can call our own. We like to work on something and say, “I did that!” We have to decide if one of us is smarter than all of us. In Agile Development, somehow the team meets and decides on a new feature or fix for […]

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Tags: Adults · Respect · Synergy · Trust · Work

The Best Writing Often Comes at a Simple Writing Event

June 29th, 2017 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Some of the best-written pieces were done “on the spur of the moment” at a writing event. That includes week-long events and one-hour events. The summary above is true in my experience. I have read pieces written in five-minute exercises, “Okay, everyone write. I will ring the bell in five minutes or […]

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Tags: Risk · Trust · Writing


April 25th, 2016 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I encourage managers and other influence-rs to speak to their colleagues in the place where the colleagues are most comfortable. I encourage managers and other to speak with each of their colleagues. I find two points here: First, speak to your colleagues everyday. If nothing special is happening, talk about “the weather.” […]

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Tags: Authentic · Consulting · People · Trust · Uncategorized · Work

The Power of Collaboration (or is it just silly?)

February 18th, 2016 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I repeat an old, old story. Does it illustrate the power of collaboration or is it just another old, silly story that we tell children to have them behave? The old story… There was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best grown corn. […]

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Tags: Culture · Fable · Trust

Someone has to Pay for the Study

September 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Of course the study was funded by someone. How else would it be studied? Of course that study says XYZ, it was funded by the XYZ industry. I see this all the time. A study states something. Immediately, some persons deny the study because it was funded by a group of (evil) […]

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Tags: Trust