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Why we must be emotionally agile

Without healthy emotional control we won’t accomplish what we want to do. We often fail to truly appreciate the impact that our emotions have on ourselves and others. How can we achieve a healthy balance? How can we practice what psychologies call emotional regulation? Why does it even matter? Can’t we just let our emotions fly? These are some of […]

Continuously Improving through Accountability

In today’s episode Moriah interviews Aaron about the idea of accountability, linking it with responsibility. These two pillars are foundational for a successful life, personally and professional. But how? Accountability and responsibility are like two sides of the same coin and the metal that it’s made of is transparency. Are you willing to be transparent so can be accountable for […]

Are email, chat, and texts making things worse?

On this episode Moriah and Aaron talk about a book that was recently published called “A World Without Email” by Georgetown Computer Science professor Cal Newport. The title of the book is quite catching. Email has become an electronic leash for far too many people, with expectations that you will reply almost immediately, even more so with chat and texts. […]

Working Agreements

Have you ever worked on a team and wondered who was supposed to be doing what? Or have you ever been on a team and your assumptions were met with a misunderstanding around roles? If your answer is yes, to either question… please keep reading. In this blog post, I will share a bit about Working Agreements. I hope you […]

Productive Planning

Agile4Life podcast episode #4 How do we get from here to there?We don’t know about you, but we want to great things with our lives and that’s not really possible if we don’t have a well executed plan. On this episode Moriah and Aaron talk about what’s its like to make plans that get us toward our personal and professional […]

Tackling Complex Problems

In today’s Agile4Life Podcast we interview longtime friend George Westwater. George is a solutions architect who has worked on technology projects for some of the largest companies in America.  In addition to being an amazing technologist, George is also passionate about transformation. When thinking of how to approach a solution he starts with the people part before diving into either […]

The Hazard of Too Many Hats

As someone who has spent nearly 12 years on Agile teams, I have seen many people who have been expected to wear multiple hats… including myself. The thing that most people fail to understand with this conundrum is the hazard of too many hats for an Agile Team. Context Switching is Difficult Have you ever played the game of context […]

Course Corrections

The very agile Moriah suggested the idea for this podcast. It started out as “test your hypothesis” and evolved into the idea of making those small, agile course corrections necessary to get you where you want to go as quickly and painlessly as possible. In this episode we take another pass at a definition of agile that applies to both […]

Feedback Fear

Why do we fear feedback? Why fear it if it can help us? The answer is that many people don’t distinguish between feedback and criticism. Even if we add the qualifier “constructive,” criticism just makes us cringe. The thing is, they aren’t the same thing. Psychology Today lays out some helpful ways to tell the difference. According to Steven Stosny […]

Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet? You may instantly think of road trips where a child version of yourself or your own kids are asking this question over and over. However, this blog is not about road trips. Instead, we will be talking about focusing on the journey rather than the destination. Have you ever met someone who was so focused on […]