Leadership Link Round-Up

Photo by Scott Ableman

Photo by Scott Ableman

Right now I'm coaching five Agile teams, and as each of them are working towards their goals and preparing for their production releases, it's been interesting to observe the different ways the teams are motivated (and sadly, demotivated).  So the topic for today is Motivation.

Motivation 101 - Author Jon Gordon stresses that the ability to motivate a team is the most important skill in today's businesses and shares five strategies to get the results you want.

Why Burnout Should Alarm Executive Leaders - On the other side of the motivation, burnout isn't just something middle managers should worry about.  Executives need to pay attention to the money they're potentially losing from it.  Thankfully the article also includes ideas on how to reignite your teams from burnout.

When Achievement No Longer Motivates You - Cheri Baker shares what it feels like to realize achieve no longer drives you and the questions to ask yourself to help you identify your purpose.

Allison Pollard

I help people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, I enjoy mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters, coaching managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results, and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. In my experience, applying agile methods improves delivery, strengthens relationships, and builds trust between business and IT. A big believer in the power of community-based learning, I grew the DFW Scrum user group significantly over the five years I served as an organizer. I am also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.