Paweł Brodziński on Collective Intelligence

(This is a short note about something I found useful in my role as a manager and coach at 9LivesData.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uMav-QpuG0 Notes: teams are much better than individuals at solving complex tasks individual or maximal intelligence of group members matters less than collective intelligence and there is no correlation between individual and collective intelligence social perceptiveness and evenness of … Continue reading Paweł Brodziński on Collective Intelligence

A Note on Empathy and Compassion

Emotional intelligence and co-feeling There are two distinct aspects of empathy: noticing and understanding feelings (your own and in others) feeling what the other person feels, co-feeling I believe understanding feelings is almost always useful while co-feeling is not necessary for compassion and "can sometimes lead to stupid or unethical decisions". Compassion "Compassion is the response to the suffering of others … Continue reading A Note on Empathy and Compassion

How (not) to begin your journey as a Scrum Master?

In a strict sense the role of a Scrum Master is defined in the Scrum Guide as: "The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and enacted. Scrum Masters do this by ensuring that the Scrum Team adheres to Scrum theory, practices, and rules." I personally believe the mission of the Scrum Master is helping the team be … Continue reading How (not) to begin your journey as a Scrum Master?