Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Agile Austin - Can Selflessness Lead to Collaboration?

This month's Agile Austin featured Erin Randall from Schwab talking on "How Building a Foundation of Selflessness Can Make You -- and Your Company Successful."

Here's my notes:

30% of collaboration in a company comes from 3-5% of the people.

Psychological Safety
  - Team members need to feel accepted and respected
  - They need the shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking

Use words carefully

Victim Consciousness/Whole Body Yes:   "I have to ..." / "I get to ..."

"Be kind and full of love... but have boundaries ..."

Chunk your work to see its impact - do things for an extended period of time, not just a few minutes, to feel the impact.

Make certain to do things that fill you up.

Collin Powell said when the troops stop bringing you problems it's because they think you don't care or they think you can't help.

Erin is a big fan of

Give generously.
Acknowledge help.