Vary Your Daily Ritual - 5×11

October 9, 2018

Today, Chuck talks about how a magazine ad from the late 80s and some listener feedback led to some improvements in the podcast. He also talks about ways to vary your daily ritual in the field of agile ceremonies.

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Event Sourcing - 5×10

October 2, 2018

In today's episode, Chuck talks about the design pattern called event sourcing. It's used when you need to know not only the current state of a system, but how it came to be that way. It's a lesser-known pattern that's encountered in a variety of places: libraries, chess games, bank accounts, databases, and version control systems.

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Financial Statements - 5×9

September 25, 2018

In today's episode, Chuck talks about an accounting topic, financial statements. He introduces the idea of a statement of cash flows, balance sheet, and income statement. He talks about assets, liabilities, equity, and other accounting terms. After hearing this episode, maybe the quarterly earnings report will be a little more interesting. 

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Bias and Variance - 5×8

September 18, 2018

Today, Chuck talks about the statistics concepts of bias and variance, which are used to measure predictive models. Bias measures how well the model fits the data, and variance measures how much the model changes when inputs change. He then uses bias and variance to make a comparison of agile methodoogies, whose estimation and planning practices can be viewed as predictive models.

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Receiving Feedback - 5×7

September 11, 2018

This episode features the 4 D's of receiving feedback: defensiveness, denial, discounting, drama. Chuck uses an example of an employee who shows up late for a meeting to talk about what each of these might sound like. The inspiration for this episode is a TEDx talk by Alison Whitmore.

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STARS model - 5×6

September 4, 2018

In today's episode, Chuck talks about the STARS model. It's introduced in The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins. The STARS model is used to help leaders transition into new positions. STARS is an acronym for start-up, turnaround, accelerated growth, realignment, and sustaining success.

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Tornado Tim - 5×5

August 28, 2018

This week is a short episode about a facilitation technique for helping a group of people learn each others' names.

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Company Growth Strategies - 5×4

August 21, 2018

In today's episode, Chuck talks a marketing topic: the 10 ways you can grow a business. He talks about what a company might gain from each strategy, using illustrative examples of each type. He also includes the podcast itself as a running example through the podcast.

Photo by Nikola Jovanovic on Unsplash

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Alternatives to Right or Wrong in Speech - 5×3

August 14, 2018

As in previous episodes on word choice, Chuck talks about issues that can arise when leaders use the words 'right' or 'wrong' in their speech. He then talks about alternatives that address those shortcomings.

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Relationship Ecosystem - 5×2

August 7, 2018

In today's episode, Chuck talks about the Relationship Ecosystem that Morag Barrett describes in her book Cultivate. It's a model to classify work relationships into four categories: ally, supporter, rival, and adversary. In this episode, Chuck introduces the classifications.

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